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Bacterial Avian Culture Test

Bacterial Avian Culture Test Details ($75)
When it comes to birds, there may be more than just avian flu to be worried about. It has been suggested that there are over 60 other diseases that birds and their droppings can carry. Bacterial diseases are common in pet birds and should be taken very seriously.

Inappropriate care and nutrition are often contributing factors. Newborn and young birds are especially susceptible. Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections are most common and can lead to serious disease.
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Infectious diseases are the most common causes of illness in caged and aviary birds. Obtaining correct quality samples for bacteriological test is essential for reliable and timely diagnosis, as well as for effective treatment of diseases.

Many of these illnesses are a direct result of, or further complicated by, secondary infection by a bacteria. Samples collected from the cloaca of the bird may determine certain disease-causing bacteria or fungus. 
IQ Birdtesting laboratory can identify many of these microorganisms to provide the appropriate treatment.
We can provide a full panel disease results. 

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Sample Collection
** IQ Bird will send via USPS special Swabs for sample collection.**
  • The sample is collected via the swab supplied. The swab is then placed into the tube which has a semi solid gel in the bottom.  The gel is an agar that contains a mixture of proteins and enzymes that will maintain cell integrity until sample is received in the laboratory.
  • Each Bacti swab has instructions on the outside of the wrapper. Please add an additional $5.00 for a Megabacteria culture. Megabacteria can be cultured, however, because of their large size, they can be microscopically seen via a wet prep. Between a culture and a microscopic exam.
  • Once the sample is collected, the sample can be kept at room temperature for a maximum of 3-5 days. After that period, the bacterial load will begin to die.

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