Specimen of Choice: oropharyngeal/tracheal swab (pool up to 5 birds per tube) Tissues: lung, trachea, spleen, brain (individually bag each tissue, keep each bird separate)
Aseptically obtained specimen(s); place swabs in sterile tube with 2-3 ml of BHI broth or viral transport media. Viral transport media obtained from VDL-Virology may be used. Submit each tissue individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker.
Do not use bacterial transport media or culturettes containing agar or charcoal because they may have an inhibitory effect on the PCR assay. *NAHLN assay* *Fee is $32.50 each for the first 2 tests, each additional test at the same time is $22.50 per test.