Reovirus RT-PCR

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

Test Code: VRRO

Species: Chicken, Turkey

Preferred Specimen

Tendon, Synovial Fluid

Acceptable Specimen

Tendon, Synovial Fluid, Intestine, tendon/synovial cavity swab

Collection Protocol

Collect whole legs from clinically affected birds and place in whirl pak or ziplock bag. Freeze tissue 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


Reverse transcription PCR

Test Days and Turnaround

2-5 days

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples with ample ice packs in insulated container. For FTA cards, ship samples without ice packs in envelope. For international samples on FTA cards, please include the FTA international permit.

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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