Live: cloacal swab. Dead: closed hocks, sterile joint swab (viral arthritis), liver, spleen, trachea, lung.
Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collect swabs with virus transport medium (VTM). May pool up to 5 together. Indicate on submission form. No fecal contamination of organs. Feces or intestines package separately.
See AHL LabNote 36* and See AHL LabNote 60* .