Pathology Handbook

Avian precipitins

Clinical Indications

Detection of IgG precipitating antibodies to budgerigar, parrot and pigeon antigens; in investigation of respiratory symptoms in bird keepers

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Availability

On request

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

Specimen

Serum in gold-top vacutainer

Volume

7 ml

Container

Vacutainer gold top

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or incorrectly labelled sample

Insufficient clinical information given

Interpretation

See laboratory report