Sample Collection Kit Information for Avian Testing

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Which Kit Do I Need?

Gender test information or DNA sexing:

DNA sexing can be done using either blood, feather or eggshell sample. A blood sample can be collected on a simple cotton swab (bud) and placed into a paper envelope or plastic bag. Plucked feather samples collected form the chest or breast area can be placed in a plastic bag or small paper envelope. Egg shell samples should be completely dry before placed in a small box, or container.

 

If you would like collection kits you can order them as follows: request either 1 x blood card per bird, or 1 x feather kit per bird.

PBFD Testing:

Requires a blood sample for testing. 1 x blood tube per bird. Environmental testing for PBFD requires 1 dry environmental swab.

Chlamydiosis Testing:

A cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x swab per bird. Environmental testing for Chlamydiosis requires 1 dry environmental swab.

Pacheco Disease Testing:

A cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x swab per bird.

Avian Polyoma virus Testing:

Both a blood sample, and a cloacal (vent) swab. 1 x blood tube + 1 x swab, per bird. Environmental testing for Avian Polyoma requires 1 dry environmental swab.

Avian Borna virus Testing:

Requires a serum or blood sample for ELISA antibody testing and/or 5-10 chest or breast feathers for PCR testing, per bird. A postmortem tissue sample can also be submitted in 80% + alcohol.

 

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