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EGGSHELL DNA SEXING




IN 1999 AVIAN BIOTECH DEVELOPED ANOTHER RELIABLE WAY OF COLLECTING AND TRANSPORTING SAMPLES FOR DNA SEXING FROM VIRTUALLY ALL SPECIES OF BIRDS. AFTER A CHICK HAS HATCHED FROM ITS SHELL, THE VASCULAR MATERIAL IS LEFT BEHIND ON THE INNER SURFACE OF THE EGG'S MEMBRANE. THIS MEMBRANE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF GENETIC MATERIAL AND CAN BE USED FOR DNA SEXING.


SAMPLE COLLECTION IS SIMPLE AND COMPLETELY NONINVASIVE

1

Once the chick has hatched from the egg, carefully place the shells to one side and indicate which shell belongs with which chick. Do not touch the material inside the shell.

 

2

Allow the eggshell to completely dry before submission. Shells may be left in the incubator or removed and allowed to air dry for 24 hours or until the egg is no longer moist. Removing the moisture will slow down the decay of the DNA required for testing. Do not handle or touch the vascular material in the egg.

 

3

Once the shell is dry, place the entire shell in a zip-lock bag, paper-bag, or small container and label appropriately. Eggshells do not have to be in one piece and can be broken before and during shipping.

 

4

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.

 

5

Mail the shells along with the white copy of the submission form and payment to the address below. We recommend sending samples via overnight or two-day mail. Our turnaround time for DNA sexing and disease testing is generally 24-48 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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