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Zoologix performs avian and livestock PCR tests for...

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

African swine fever

Akabane virus

Alcelaphine herpesvirus

AMPKγ3R200Q mutation in pigs

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus species


Aujeszky's disease

Avian adenovirus

Avian herpes

Avian influenza

Avian polyomavirus

Avian reovirus

Avibacterium paragallinarum

Baylisascaris procyonis

Blood typing for swine

Bluetongue virus

Bordetella avium

Borna virus

Bovine adenovirus

Bovine endogenous retrovirus

Bovine enterovirus

Bovine ephemeral fever virus

Bovine herpesvirus 1

Bovine herpesvirus 2

Bovine herpesvirus 4

Bovine leukemia virus

Bovine papillomavirus

Bovine papular stomatitis virus

Bovine parvovirus

Bovine polyomavirus

Bovine respiratory syncytial virus

Bovine rhinoviruses

Bovine viral diarrhea type 1

Brachyspira pilosicoli


Cache Valley virus




Caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) virus

Chlamydia/Chlamydophila genus

Chlamydophila psittaci

Classical swine fever






Coxiella burnetii



Ebola Reston

E. coli O157:h7



Enteric E. coli panel

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

Foot and mouth disease


Fusobacterium necrophorum

Hepatitis E

Herpes, avian


Infectious bronchitis

Infectious bursal disease

Infectious coryza

Infectious laryngotracheitis

Influenza type A

Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV)

Japanese encephalitis

Jena virus

Johne's disease

Lawsonia intracellularis


Lumpy skin disease virus


Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF)

Malignant hyperthermia in pigs


Mycobacterium avium and other Mycobacteria

Mycoplasma species

Mycoplasma suis

Newcastle disease virus

Nipah virus

Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

Ovine herpesvirus 2

Pacheco's disease (psittacid herpesviruses)

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV)

Pigeon circovirus

Plasmodium species

Porcine adenovirus

Porcine circovirus 1

Porcine circovirus 2

Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV)

Porcine enterovirus

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis

Porcine hemorrhagic enteropathy

Porcine intestinal adenomatosis

Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus

Porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV)

Porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV)

Poultry respiratory panel



Psittacine beak and feather disease

Psittacine herpes

Q fever



Rift Valley fever virus

Rinderpest virus

RyR1 R615C mutation in pigs


Staphylococcus xylosus

St. Louis encephalitis



Swine vesicular disease

Taenia solium

Teschovirus (Teschen-Talfan disease)

Tickborne encephalitis virus

Trichinella spiralis



Valley fever

Vesicular exanthema of swine

Vesicular stomatitis

Wesselsbron virus

West Nile virus

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

...and more -- see the avian & livestock test menu for a complete listing of avian and livestock assays.

Influenza A PCR test
avian & livestock assay data sheet

Influenza type A

Test code: S0077 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of influenza A virus by reverse transcription coupled real time polymerase chain reaction. This assay detects but does not differentiate most known strains of influenza A viruses, including H1N1, H2N2, H3N2, H3N8, H4N6, H5N1, H5N2, H7N2, H7N7, H8N4 and H9N2.

S0077 is included in the poultry respiratory panel

Several subtypes and strains of influenza viruses can infect humans, birds, swine, horses, and other animals. The natural reservoir for these viruses is wild birds, and birds are only susceptible to influenza A viruses. Genetic differences in the influenza viruses that typically infect humans and birds exist that prevent cross-species infection. However, some of the avian influenza viruses have recently been identified in human patients with high morbidity and mortality rates. This has caused intense concern in the medical and public health communities worldwide that one of these avian influenza strains could cause a new pandemic of influenza against which humans have little or no immunity.

There are three prominent subtypes of avian influenza A virus. They are classified by the hemagglutinin proteins on their surfaces: H5, H7, and H9. Furthermore, these viruses can be divided in “low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI)” and “high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)” forms, depending on the severity of disease they cause in birds. Wild birds may not become ill when infected. However, domestic poultry, such as chickens and turkeys, may become sick and die, especially with “high pathogenic” forms of the viruses. It is also known that low pathogenicity avian viruses can evolve into high pathogenicity viruses. Although the relationship of avian pathogenicity to disease potentially caused by these viruses in humans is unclear at this moment, both LPAI and HPAI outbreaks in birds are of concern.

Due to the airborne nature of the disease, infection of one bird can swiftly spread to an entire flock. Rapid and affordable antigen testing of suspected avian influenza cases is thus essential to control the spread of the disease. If the result is negative but the bird exhibits symptoms of respiratory infection, Zoologix also offers reflex testing of the same sample by PCR in a comprehensive and highly sensitive panel of common avian respiratory pathogens. This testing strategy avoids the delay and cost of re-drawing and shipping additional samples.


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of influenza infection.
  • Help ensure that flocks are free of this virus
  • Early prevention of spread of this virus
  • Minimize human exposure to this virus
  • Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines that derive from birds

Specimen requirements: Tracheal swab or nasopharyngeal swab.

Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative reverse transcription coupled real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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