PDRC Diagnostic Services

Providing diagnostic assistance and consultation to the world’s poultry producers

The Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center’s (PDRC) Diagnostic Services and Teaching Laboratory supports the poultry industry worldwide by providing testing and technical assistance, developing new methodologies, procedures, and technologies, and providing clinicians for diagnostic purposes.

Making submissions

Below are the forms and information you will need to request testing from the PDRC laboratory. Please call (706) 542-5657 or email pdrc@uga.edu if you need a permit other than those listed. Business hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) except on UGA Holidays.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Preparedness

Between December 2014 and June 2015, an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) occurred in the Pacific Northwest and the Mid-western states, infecting a total of 211 commercial and 21 backyard poultry premises and resulting in the destruction of 49.6 million birds. Since waterfowl are the natural reservoir of the avian influenza virus and the state of Georgia is in the Atlantic flyway commercial poultry and backyard birds continue to be at risk. Click here for more information about HPAI, the testing available at UGA laboratories, and how you can help protect your flocks.