Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Shipping Requirements: 
Refrigerate swabs, freeze tissues, leakproof container(s). Overnight shipping recommended
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
1-2 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Specimen on choice: Oropharyngeal/tracheal swab (pool up to 5 birds per tube)

Tissues: lung, trachea, spleen, brain (individually bag each tissue, keep each bird separate)

Collection Protocol: 

Aseptically obtained specimen(s); place swabs in sterile tube with 2-3 ml of BHI broth or viral transport media. Viral transport media can be obtained from the OVDL for $1 per tube. Submit each tissue individually bagged and labeled with permanent marker

Additional Information: 

Do not use bacterial transport media or culturettes containing agar or charcoal because they may have an inhibitory effect on the PCR assay