Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Virus (PDFD) PCR

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Puyallup Avian Health-Molecular Diagnostics Mon-Fri 4 days
Price: $55.00
In live birds blood feathers are preferred. It is also possible to test blood sample and a cloacal swab sample.

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease causes feather malformations and immunosuppression in psittacines (budgies, parrots, etc). Molecular detection of PBFD by PCR is highly sensitive and specific for this virus.

Specimens Required
 Blood feather*, whole blood*, skin, bursa, crop, liver.
Sampling Requirements
*Preferred source- Blood on FTA cards or non-coagulated blood in EDTA or heparin.

For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Sterile, leakproof container/bag.
Packing Instructions
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Special Instructions
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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