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  TEST NAME Exotic Newcastle Virulent Determinant PCR (MDL-2030)
  SECTION Molecular Service
  SPECIMENS Gallinaceous poultry (Chickens, Turkeys, Pheasant or Quail):
Swabs (Oropharyngeal or Tracheal)
Swabs may be pooled:
(5) Swabs in 3.0 ml of viral transport media or
(11) Swabs in 5.5 ml of viral transport media

Domestic waterfowl and other wild birds:
Cloacal swabs
Swabs may be pooled:
(5) Swabs in 3.0 or 5.5 ml of viral transport media

Any Avian species:
(1 gm) Tissue (Spleen, Lung, and Intestine: add Brain if neurologic)
* do not pool tissues from different birds

A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable
  SPECIES Avian
  PRICING $44.00
  SAMPLE CONTAINER Spill-proof container, Viral transport media
  SHIPPING PRESERVE Cold Pack
  DAYS TESTED M-F
  ESTIMATED TURNAROUND 1-2 days
  TEST COMMENTS

This PCR tests for the high virulence gene


Swabs must be submitted in one of the following:

• 0.25 ml sterile saline

• Viral transport media

• Copan-Eswab™ system


A gel bacterial swab is not acceptable


Reported as Positive or Negative, Suspect with Ct values

  PROCEDURES Polymerase chain reaction
  DELIVERY METHOD Next day delivery or 2 day transit is recommended
  SECTION GROUP Molecular Diagnostics