Avian Influenza H7 real time RT-PCR

Department of Population Health, PDRC Diagnostic Services and Teaching Laboratory, Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center

Test Code: VRAI7

Species: Chicken, turkey and other avian species

Preferred Specimen

Oropharyngeal swabs, Choanal cleft swabs, Cloacal swabs

Acceptable Specimen

Oropharyngeal swabs, Choanal cleft swabs, Cloacal swabs, Trachea, Tracheal swab

Collection Protocol

Aseptically collect swabs and place them in appropriate virus transport media. Swabs can be pooled 5 swabs per tube. FLOQ, dacron or polyester swabs recommended.Alternately, collect tissues into a whirl pak bag. Freeze tissue or swabs until ready to ship. For international submissions: Swab or tissue impressions on an FTA card, allow the card to dry completely before closing, place in a ziplock bag with desiccant pouch and store at room temperature.



In State Price


Out Of State Price

Additional 12% surcharge


Real time RT-PCR

Test Days and Turnaround

STAT cases (if indicated: samples must be received before 1pm; results will be ready by 5:30pm
Non-STAT cases: 2-5 days (stat same day if sample in before noon)

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples with ample ice packs in insulated container. For FTA cards, ship samples without ice packs in envelope.

Ship To Address

Attn: Diagnostic Lab
Poultry and Diagnostic Research Center (PDRC)
953 College Station Rd
Athens, Georgia, 30602

Contact Information

For any questions regarding prices, sample collection, testing, shipping requirements, and permits please call (706) 542-5657 or email [email protected]. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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