In the table below you can find the necessary samples needed for specific examinations.
Careful packaging: Make sure that, during transport, the sample does not pollute its environment. It is important to know that the Post Office does not deliver carelessly wrapped packages.
Speed:When sending samples by mail, every sample should be sent by priority mail because 48 hour delivery can only be guaranteed this way. In case of personal sample delivery the sample should be delivered to the lab after collection as soon as possible.
Cooling:In most cases the sample is easily decomposing biological material, therefore it might need to be cooled (by ice accumulator or frozen sandy water). Cooling is unnecessary in two exceptional cases: for any parasitological examination and for bacteriological examination if transport media is used.
Contact details:Please always attach a document to the sample which contains your contact details (name, address, telephone number) because we won't be able to deliver the results to you without this information. For this purpose we recommend to use the form available at the website.
If you decide to bring the samples to our lab in person, please take the opening hours into consideration.
Sending samples via courier service or by the Vet-Med-Laboratory's own couriers after notification.
The samples below are recommended for the examinations:
Test panels • DIARRHEA package1 In case of live pigeons: • Fresh dropping (40 g) • Dropping swab on transport media1 In case of corpses: • Fresh dropping (40 g) • Dropping swab on transport media1 • Whole corpses7 • BASIC package(in case of 1-2 corpses)7 • Fresh dropping (40 g) • Whole corpses7 • COMPLEX package (in case of 2-3 corpses)1,7 • Fresh dropping (40 g) • Dropping swab on transport media1 • Whole corpses7 Bacteriology - Basic cultivations • Dropping1 • Dropping swab on transport media1 • Naso-pharyngeal fluid5 • Naso-pharyngeal swab on transport media5 • Conjunctival fluid2 • Conjunctival swab on transport media2 • Joint fluid3 • Joint fluid on transport media3 • Wound excretion4 • Swab on transport media4 • Dead in shell egg6 • Whole dead in shell egg(s)6 • Salmonella screening (collected dropping)1 • Dropping swab on transport media1 Bacteriology - Special examinations • Campylobacter cultivation1 • Dropping swab on transport media1
• Whole corpses7
• Mycobacterium cultivation • Whole corpses7 • Anaerobic cultivation • ONLY field sampling • Salmonella PCR from dropping • Dropping swab on transport media • Mycoplasma PCR
• Tracheal and nasopharyngeal swabs on transport media
• Sinus swab on transport media
• Tissue samples from air sacs and joints
Parasitology • Microscopic examination of dropping smear • Fresh dropping • Microscopic examination with Breza enrichment • Fresh dropping • Crop fuid • ONLY field samples (swab) • Quill-mite • Feather follicles • Sportclub screening (per loft) • Contact us for details! Virology • Herpesvirus PCR7 • Whole corpses7 • Paramyxovirus PCR7 • Whole corpses7 • Adenovirus PCR7 • Whole corpses7 • Circovirus PCR7 • Whole corpses7 • Poxvirus PCR7 • Pox lesions, whole corpses7 Serology • Paramyxovirus antibody titer • ONLY field samples (blood) • Chlamydia antigen test • Fresh dropping Citology and histology • Citology of ocular / conjunctival fluid2 • ONLY field samples2 • Citology of joint fluid3 • ONLY field samples3 • Histopathological examination • Whole corpses7 Autopsy • Pathologigal examination of submitted corpses • Whole corpses7 • Field pathological examination • ONLY field samples Loft specific vaccine (autologous vaccine) • Salmonella • Whole corpses7 • Pseudomonas • Whole corpses7 • Pseudomonas • Whole corpses7 Sampling tools • Transport media • Dropping collecting jar Field sampling • ONLY field samples
1Dropping on transport media
|Transport media: Following the sample collection the swab should be placed back into the sampling tube so that the bacteria get into the transport media thus surviving the transport to the lab.|
2Conjunctival fluid on transport media
3Joint fluid on transport media
4Wound excretion on transport media
5Nasopharyngeal fluid on transport media
6Dead in shell eggs
7Sending whole corpses
8Parasitological examination of crop swap
9Examination for external parasites