Avian (Bird) Gender and Virus Testing (PBFD/Beak and Feather, Polyomavirus)

Local vets and wildlife sanctuaries regularly entrust us to screen their samples

A cockatoo free of beak and feather disease virus.  The virus is common in wild parrot populations in Western Australia.
A healthy black cockatoo. Our tests for wildlife sanctuaries shows beak and feather disease virus is common in wild parrot populations.
  • We genetically test your bird's gender
  • We test for Beak and Feather disease virus and Polyomavirus independently or combined with gender
  • Testing for virus disease protects both your pets and wild birds
  • We are an efficient local service and provide a personal laboratory contact
  • We can send you testing kits optimised for Australia Post
  • You can send us samples by post (or drop them into the lab)
  • We aim to return results within 5 working days of receipt
  • We can test blood samples (PBFD, combined test), feather or egg shell samples (gender only)
  • Download our leaflet below for information
  • Click on the links below to request testing kits or submit samples
Bird Testing Information Leaflet
Bird Testing Leaflet 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

Dear Valued Clients

Please note that our Sample Testing Portal for submitting samples and requesting test kits is currently paused due to staff seasonal holidays.

Please contact us direct via form to right to discuss your testing requirements and we will get back to you shortly, along with advice on current turn around times.

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