Trichomonas gallinae - PCR
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeOropharyngeal tissue; crop 2 g; Oral swabs taken from oropharynx and crop.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection ProtocolSwab oropharynx and crop with a dry, sterile cotton tip.
Avian Trichomonas is a parasitic organism that infests the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, crop and proventriculus), mouth, oropharynx (throat region) and upper respiratory tract of a range of different bird species including pigeons, doves, turkeys, chickens, canaries, raptors (birds of prey) and various parrot species.