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Avian serology (Bird/pigeon/poultry fanciers disease)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,

NB Exotic avian serology is no longer available


Turnaround Time:

4-12 days

Detection of IgG precipitating antibodies to budgerigar, parrot and pigeon antigens; in investigation of respiratory symptoms in bird keepers

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: Not applicable
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Manchester