Avian antibodies (precipitins)




  • Sera are tested for antibodies against a range of avian antigens
  • The range of antigens tested will depend on the nature of exposure

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Contact with birds - indicate the species involved


Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Sent to a National Reference Centre

7 days

Page last reviewed: 17/10/2013