Avian Lab Services

Parasitology

Parasitology services include testing through direct smear (Fecal and crop samples), identification of ova and parasites and fecal floatation.

Cytology

The lab detects microscopic fungal filaments long before the clinical symptoms occur from samples obtained by methods such as the Endoscopy (Air sac) or by gentle scrapings. In addition to detection of fungal filaments, various infections and yeast infestations can also be detected.

Hematology

Our Hematology Lab provides diagnosis of all blood samples and blood diseases. This laboratory method provides a profound support for the veterinarian to diagnose and monitor infections, anemia as well as helps in monitoring blood loss or decreased production of the various cells required by the body.

Biochemistry

The clinical Chemistry Lab incorporates a variety of diagnostic methodologies for assessment of electrolyte balance, cardiac, renal, liver, and muscle function using automated biochemistry analyzer to provide the physician with the clinically useful information required to diagnose, differentiate and monitor the patient’s clinical state.

Molecular biology

The Molecular Biology Laboratory performs molecular testing on a variety of sample types like blood, fecal,tissues and swabs over a wide range of diseases using RT-PCR and conventional PCR techniques. It has become one of the most important tools in molecular diagnostics providing exquisite sensitivity and specificity for the detection of nucleic acid targets.

Immunology

In the Immunology lab, we analyse samples like C-reactive protein and Rheumatoid factor.Rapid test for detection of antigen and antibodies are performed.

Bacteriology

Our Microbiology Lab is able to offer clients the full range of high quality microbiology services from routine cultures and antibiotic sensitivities to identification of microorganisms using automated API machine that compares reactions of each test organism to a large database to give proper identification. The department is actively involved in infection control activities. We receive a variety of specimens such as blood, crop swabs, fecal samples and other miscellaneous specimens like facility screening.

Infection Control services include thescreening and detection of epidemiologically significant organisms.

Virology

The Virology diagnostic laboratory analyzes samples from birds suspected of having a viral disease for a variety of viruses using ELISA or PCR techniques.

Histopathology

For a highly precise diagnosis of pathological changes in avians/pets organs and tissues, histopathology is the method of choice. Moreover, it provides the possibility to identify tumors and organ diseases like liver disease.

Histopathology services include examinations for organ tissues, biopsy samples and oncology.

For more information, please download the list of laboratory tests.

Avian Laboratory Services
 

LABORATORY SERVICES - AVIAN

TEST NAME

SPECIMEN

SAMPLE COLLECTION

SAMPLE QUANTITY

TRANSPORT AND STORAGE

HEMATOLOGY

Complete Blood count (Avian)

Whole blood

EDTA tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Absolute Reticulocyte Count

Whole blood

EDTA tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Differential Count

Whole blood

EDTA tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Hematocrit Count

Whole blood

EDTA tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Blood smear examination for blood parasites

Whole blood

EDTA tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

BIOCHEMISTRY

Complete Biochemistry (GGT, AST, ALT, TP, ALB, LDH, CK, UA, UREA, ALP, CA & CREA)

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Biochemistry - Individual parameters

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Biochemistry plus (Biochemistry + PHOS, MG, FE, CHOL, AMYL & GLU)

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Total Bilirubin Estimation

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Direct Bilirubin Estimation

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl)

Whole blood / serum / plasma

Lithium heparin/ Serum tube

1ml

4 - 8oC

PARASITOLOGY

Crop examination

Crop

Sterile Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Faecal test -Direct & Flotation

Faeces

Sterile container

-

4 - 8oC

Fecal Occult Blood

Faeces

Sterile container

-

4 - 8oC

Skin scraping/ Feather Examination - Parasitology Procedure

Skin scrapings/Feather

Sterile container

-

RT

Fluid Analysis

Fluid Aspirates

Sterile container

-

4 - 8oC

CYTOLOGY

Examination of tissues, body fluids and other clinical samples

Swabs / on slide

Sterile Swab

-

4 - 8oC

MICROBIOLOGY

Bacterial culture (aerobic and anaerobic) with species indentification

Appropriate samples

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Antibiotic sensitivity test / isolate

Appropriate samples

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Campylobacter culture

Appropriate swabs

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Salmonella culture

Appropriate swabs

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Salmonella Serotyping

Bacterial Culture

Culture plate

-

4 - 8oC

Feed Culture

Feed

Sterile container

5 gm

4 - 8oC

Blood culture

Blood

Blood culture tubes/plain tubes

1.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Dermatophyte culture

Skin scrapings

Sterile container

-

RT

Facility screening

Appropriate swabs

Sterile Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Fungal culture

Appropriate swabs

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Antifungal sensitivity test / isolate

Appropriate swabs

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

AFB staining

Swabs / tissues/Body fluids

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Cryptosporidium staining

Feces/Body fluid

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Gram staining

Swabs / tissues/Body fluids

Sterile container / Swab

-

4 - 8oC

Disinfectant Efficacy Test

Disinfectant

Unopened bottle with disinfectant

-

RT

Settle plate with culture

Settle plate

Agar Plate

-

4 - 8oC

WATER ANALYSIS

Aerobic, Anaerobic and Salmonella culture with Total Bacterial Count (TBC)

Water

Sterile container

1 L

4 - 8oC

IMMUNOLOGY (RAPID)

Avian influenza Virus Rapid Test (Ag)

Faeces/ Cloacal swab

Sterile container / swab

-

4 - 8oC

Giardia (Ag)

Feces

Swab

N/A

4 - 8oC

Speed Chlam - Test for Chlamydophila (Ag)

Cloacal/ ENT swab

Chlamydophila transport media

N/A

4 - 8oC

IMMUNOLOGY (ELISA)

Avian Influenza Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Encephalomyelitis (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Leukosis Virus (Ag)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Pneumo Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Reo Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Chicken Anemia Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Chlamydophila (Ag)

Cloacal/ ENT swab

Chlamydophila transport media

N/A

4 - 8oC

Infectious Bronchitis Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Infectious bursaldisease (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Avian infectious laryngotracheitis (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Mycoplasma gallisepticum (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Mycoplasma synoviae (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

New Castle Disease Virus (Ab)

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Titer Employing ELISA

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

SEROLOGY

C Reactive Protein

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Rose bengal test

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

Staphylococcus aureus latex agglutination test

Swab/Tissue/Body fluid

Sterile container

-

4 - 8oC

E.coli 0157 latex agglutination test

Swab/Tissue/Body fluid

Sterile container

-

4 - 8oC

Rheumatoid factor

Serum

Plain tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

TOXICOLOGY

Aflatoxin

Feed

Sterile container

100 g

RT

Ochratoxin

Feed

Sterile container

100 g

RT

Fuminosin

Feed

Sterile container

100 g

RT

Zearalenone

Feed

Sterile container

100 g

RT

Lead test

Whole blood

EDTA tube

0.5ml

4 - 8oC

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS - PCR

Acinetobacter baumanni

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Adeno Virus (Egg drop Syndrome)

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Influenza Virus - H5 N1

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Influenza Virus - H7

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Influenza Virus - H9

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Influenza Virus - H5N8

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Influenza Virus H9N2

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Avian Polyoma Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Psittacine Beak and Feather

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Campylobacter genus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Chicken Anemia Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Chlamydophila psittaci

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Columbid Herpes Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

DNA Falcon Sexing

Feather with quill / whole blood

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

DNA Bird Sexing

Feather with quill / whole blood

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

E.coli 0101 :H4

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Enterocytozoon bieneusi

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Encephalitozoon

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Fowl Pox Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Infectious Bronchitis Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Infectious Bursal Disease Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Japanese encephalitis Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycobacterium avium subsp avium

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycobacterium genus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycoplasma sps.

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Mycoplasma synoviae

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

New Castle Disease Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

Shiga toxin producing E.coli

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

West Nile Virus

Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues

EDTA tube/ Sterile container

0.5 ml

4 - 8oC

HISTOPATHOLOGY

Histopathological analysis of tissues

Tumors / tissues

Sterile container with 10% formalin (Formalin volume should be 20 times the sample volume)

Sample of minimum 3mm size

RT