Date Published: May 14, 2007
Last Revised: March 8, 2012
AE (Avian Encephalomyelitis)
CAV (Chicken Anemia Virus)
IBD-XR (Infectious Bursal Disease)
IBV (Infectious Bronchitis Virus)
MG (Mycoplasma gallisepticum)
MS (Mycoplasma synoviae)
NDV (Newcastle Disease Virus)
Sample Submission Requirements
Complete the submission form including the following information:
- Owner name
- Date and time of collection
- Number of samples
- Code (if applicable)
- Flock identification
- Farm identification
- Type of poultry
- Age (weeks/days) and size of flock (# of birds)
- Vaccination history
- Tests requested
Blood collection kits are available from Pathology Services
Please label specimen container / tray with owner's name and flock identification|
ELISA Sample Collection
Sample Volume: 0.5 ml serum
No. of Samples: 15/flock unless otherwise specified
Keep the blood samples at room temperature until the serum has separated from the clot (this may take 12-24 hours).
Refrigerate samples at 2-4oC and for no more than 3 days. Avoid letting samples sit on the clot over a weekend.
If samples need to be stored for a longer period, the serum should be removed from the clot and frozen to a minimum of -20oC.
Ensure all samples are properly labeled in a styrofoam rack and sealed tightly to prevent evaporation and spills|
Please DO NOT send used needles to the lab with samples.
Please include completed Avian Serology form and properly identified specimens.
Note: * Serum samples with trace hemolysis (light red color) and moderate lipemia (milky appearance)
may have little or no effect on ELISA results.
Avoid heavily hemolyzed (dark red color) or grossly lipemic samples.|
Ensure that you follow proper packaging procedures, as indicated, so that all samples will be accepted by the laboratory.|
Laboratory Services is often testing more than one producer at a time, so ensure you identify your samples to eliminate any potential identification problems.
For more information, contact Pathology Services