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AVIAN BIOTECH OFFERS FREE KITS FOR BLOOD COLLECTION AND TRANSPORTATION FOR DNA SEXING AND DISEASE TESTING. BLOOD VIALS ALLOW YOU TO TEST YOUR BIRD FOR VIRAL DISEASES SUCH AS PBFD AND BACTERIAL DISEASES SUCH AS CHLAMYDIA. ADDITIONALLY, BLOOD VIALS CAN BE USED FOR DNA SEX IDENTIFICATION. THESE TESTS CAN BE PERFORMED FROM A SINGLE BLOOD SAMPLE (20µl).


Use caution when collecting samples: clean hands, clippers, etc., between each bird. Try to avoid touching the ends of the capillary tip where the blood is placed. To learn more about sample contamination, please visit our contamination section.

 

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Label the vial with the species of bird and bird identification. Bird identification can be a band or microchip number, the birds name, or even a cage number. This is important so you can keep track of which sample belongs with which bird.

 

3 Once you have control of the bird, use a clean pair of nail clippers to clip the toenail 2/3 of the distance from where the nail protrudes out of the toe. Hold one end of the capillary tip to the end of the nail. Fill the tip with blood and place in the pre-labeled vial. Screw the cap on tightly and gently shake, mixing the blood with the buffer.
4

Make sure the bird has stopped bleeding before returning it to its cage. To help stop the bleeding, apply a blood coagulant such as Kwik Stop with a cotton swab to the cut nail.

 

5

Print or type clearly when filling out the submission form. If you do not already have a submission form, please visit our Download Page to download a submission form.

 

6

Mail sample in a padded envelope or box with the white copy of the submission form and payment to the address below. For better turnaround time please send samples via overnight or two-day mail. Our turnaround time for DNA sexing and disease testing is generally 48 hours after we receive your samples.

Mail samples to:

Avian Biotech International
1336 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312-1766



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Avian Biotech International
1336 Timberlane Road    Tallahassee, FL 32312-1766
850-386-1145 or 800-514-9672 (Office)  850-386-1146 (Fax)

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