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 2012
Test Specimen Collecton Vol
Department: Haematology
Complete Blood count Whole blood EDTA tubes 1ml
Differential count Whole blood EDTA tubes 0.5ml
Blood parasites (Plasmodium sps., Haemoproteus sps., Babesia sps. etc) Whole blood EDTA tubes 0.5ml
 
Department: Blood Gas
Determination of pH,pCo2,pO2,Na+,K+,Cl- and Hct Whole blood EDTA tubes 0.5ml
 
Department: Biochemistry
Complete Biochemistry (12 parameters) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 1ml
Biochemistry plus (15 parameters) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 1ml
Electrolytes (Na, K, Cl) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 1ml
Magnesium (Mg) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 0.5ml
Serum Iron (Fe) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 0.5ml
Phosphorus (Ph) Whole blood Lithium heparin, serum or plasma 0.5ml
 
Department: Immunology
New Castle Disease Virus Whole blood/ serum EDTA/heparin tubes 0.5ml
Speed Chlam - Test for Chlamydophila Eye or Nasal Chlamydophila transport media N/A
 
Department: Microbiology
Bacterial culture (aerobic and anaerobic) with species indentification & sensitivity Appropriate swabs Sterile container -
Blood culture Blood Microbial tubes 1.5 ml
Dermatophyte culture Skin scrapings Sterile container -
Facility screening Appropriate swabs Sterile Swab -
Fungal culture Appropriate swabs Sterile Swab -
AFB staining Swabs / tissues Sterile Swab -
Cryptosporidium staining Feces/Body fluid Sterile Swab -
Gram staining Swabs Sterile Swab -
 
Department: Serology
C Reactive Protein Serum Serum tube 0.5ml
Rheumatoid factor Serum Serum tube 0.5ml
Widal Test Serum Serum tube 1 ml
 
Department: Feed & Water Analysis
Aerobic, Anaerobic and salmonella culture with serial dilution Water / Feed Sterile container 1 L/100gm
Aflatoxin, Ochratoxin, Fuminosin, Zearalenone Feed Sterile container 100 g
 
Department: Cytology
Examination of tissues, body fluids and other clinical samples Swabs / on slide Sterile Swab -
 
Department; Parasitology
Crop examination Crop Sterile Swab -
Faecal test -Direct & Flotation Feces Sterile container -
Fecal Occult Blood Feces Sterile container -
Skin scraping/ Feather Examination - Direct Microscopy Skin scrapings Sterile container -
Skin scraping/ Feather Examination - KOH preparation Skin scrapings Sterile container -
 
Department: Urate Analysis
Macroscopic & Microscopic Examination Urates Sterile container -
 
Department: ELISA
Avian Influenza Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Avian Encephalomyelitis Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Avian Leukosis Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Avian Pneumo Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Avian Reo Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Chicken Anemia Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Chlamydophila Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Infectious Bronchitis Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Mycoplasma gallisepticum / synoviae Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
New Castle Disease Virus Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Pasteurella multocida Serum Plain tube 0.5ml
Clostridium Perfringens α/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
Clostridium Perfringens β/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
Clostridium Perfringens epsilon/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
 
Department: Toxicology
Clostridium Perfringens α/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
Clostridium Perfringens β/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
Clostridium Perfringens epsilon/toxin Intestinal contents/fluids Sterile container -
Lead test Whole blood EDTA tube 0.5ml
 
Department: Molecular Biology - PCR
Avian Influenza Virus - H5 N1 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Avian Influenza Virus H5, N1, H7, H9 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Acinetobacter baumanni Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Aspergillus sps. Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Avian Adeno Virus (Egg drop Syndrome) Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Avian Polyoma Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Beak and Feather Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Chicken Anemia Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Chlamydophila psittaci Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
DNA Bird Sexing Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Enterocytozoon bieneusi Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Fowl Pox Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Herpes Simplex Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Infectious Bronchitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Japanese encephalitis Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Marek's disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Mycobacterium avium subsp avium Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Mycobacterium genavense Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Mycobacterium genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Mycobacterium tuberculosis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Mycoplasma gallisepticum / synoviae Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
New Castle Disease Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Pacheco's disease virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Pigeon Circo Virus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Brucella genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Camphylobacter genus Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Chlamydophila trachomatis Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Chlamydophila pneumonia Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Cryptosporidium sps. Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
E.coli 0101 :H4 Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Encephalitozoon Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Hepatitis B Virus with genotyping A,B,C,D,E,F,G Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Vibrio cholerae Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
Shiga toxin producing E.coli Any body fluid / whole blood / tissues Blood in EDTA tube 1 ml
 
Department: 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