All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Refrigerate, in a leak proof container. Overnight shipping is recommended.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-4 days
Specimen Requirements: 
  • Non-Avian species: brain
  • Corvid: brain
  • Owl: kidney(preferred), brain, eye, heart
  • Raptor: brain, eye or aqueous humor, ante mortem: EDTA whole blood, pin (blood) feather
  • Other Avian: brain
Collection Protocol: 

Freeze tissues and submit each tissue individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker; refrigerate eye

Additional Information: 

Please note: WNV real-time PCR is the preferred testing method for all avian samples.