Virus isolation (Reovirus)

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

Test Code: VIVI_4

Species: Chicken, turkey

Preferred Specimen

Whole legs (tenosynovitis or viral arthritis) or intestines (malabsorption syndrome, poor uniformity, enteritis),

Acceptable Specimen

Tenosynovitis - collect whole leg from clinically affected birds but avoid legs with obvious tendon rupture, Enteric, RSS or flock uniformity issues - collect duodenal loop, jejunum/ileum

Collection Protocol

Collect appropriate tissues and place in whirl pak or ziplock bag, transport on ice and freeze at -80 as soon as possible.



In State Price


Out Of State Price

Additional 12% surcharge


Virus isolation in chicken embryos or cell culture

Test Days and Turnaround

Performed when needed; 1-3 weeks

Shipping Requirements

Ship samples with ample ice packs in insulated container

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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