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Our new and constantly expanding selection provides the testing you need now. The chart below indicates (by number and by color) which specimen(s) you should submit for each test. If you are submitting environmental samples, please use the procedure under Environmental Screening.

Tests (see Key below and supplemental pages where available):
Chlamydophila (Psittacosis)Sample #1
Psittacine Beak & Feather Virus (all pathogenic strains)Sample #1
Avian Polyoma VirusSample #1
Psittacid Herpes Virus (Pacheco's Disease) (Genotypes 1, 2, 3, 4)Sample #1
Aspergillis FumigatusSample #4
Avian Gastric Yeast (Megabacteria) (Macrorhabdos Ornithogaster)Sample #2
Avian DNA Sex DeterminationSample #3
GiardiaSample #2
SalmonellaSample #2
West Nile VirusSample #1
Encephalitozoon cuniculiSample #7
Helicobacter Mustelae (Ferret)Sample #4
Helicobacter Felis (Feline)Sample #4
Cryptosporidium Saurophilum (Lizard)Sample #2
Cryptosporidium Serpentis (Snake)Sample #2
Mycoplasma Agassizii (Tortoise)Sample #5
Mycobaterium AviumSample #1
Mycobacterium GenevenseSample #1
Koi Herpes VirusSample #6
Koi Pox VirusSample #6
Wet Tail (Lawsonia Intracellularis)Sample #2

Sample Key:
Sample #1  Whole blood, plus combined oral/rectal swab
Sample #2  Rectal/fecal swab
Sample #3  Blood (whole or dried), growing feathers, or bucal swabs
Sample #4  Oral or gastric swab
Sample #5  Nasal, oral or ocular swab
Sample #6  Oral, rectal or gill swab
Sample #7  Urine or Genital Swab or Tissues