Psittacid alphaherpesvirus 1 (Pachecos Disease) PCR

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Puyallup Avian Health-Molecular Diagnostics Mon-Fri 1-10 days
Price: $55.00
Pacheco's disease is a common, often fatal, disease of parrots. Molecular detection of Pacheco’s disease by PCR is highly sensitive and specific for this virus.

Specimens Required
In live birds please submit both a blood sample and a cloacal swab sample for each bird. Liver.

Environmental testing using swabs of aviaries, countertops, fans, air-filters, nest-boxes, etc. is extremely effective when in determining the presence of Pacheco's virus DNA in the environment.
Sampling Requirements
Use synthetic or semi-synthetic swabs (e.g., polyester, rayon, nylon) with a plastic handle (flocked or spun head). 

For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Sterile, leak-proof container.
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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