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Bird Sexing - Sample Collection Procedures


Blood Samples

1. Label a resealable plastic bag for each sample to be submitted with the sample identification information.

2. Print out a copy of our Sample Submission Form. Fill in all the requested information.

Blood collected by veterinarian

3. You can have blood drawn by a veterinarian. 0.5ml of blood should be collected in an EDTA purple top Vacutainer™. Refrigerate samples until you are ready to ship them.

Blood on filter paper

3. Cut a toenail back just enough so that a drop of blood forms at the end of the cut nail. Blot the drop of blood onto a piece of filter paper supplied by Therion. (Contact us to request filter paper.) Allow filter paper to air dry for 15 minutes

4. Place the sample into the appropriate labeled plastic bag.

Blood collected by veterinarian

5. Place the samples in a styrofoam container with ice packs. Include the completed Sample Submission Form and payment in a separate bag. Ship via next-day-air.

Blood on filter paper

5. Package the bags together with the completed Sample Submission Form and payment. Ship via next-day-air or standard mail.


Feather Samples

1. Label a resealable plastic bag for each sample to be submitted with the sample identification information.
2. Print out a copy of our Sample Submission Form. Fill in all the requested information.
3. Pluck feathers from bird by grabbing the middle of the shaft. Avoid touching the shaft tip. Submit two feathers if primary, secondary or tail. Submit a minimum of five feathers if breast. If a blood feather is collected, then a single feather is sufficient for a bird of any size.
4. Package the bags together with the completed Sample Submission Form and payment. Ship via next-day-air or standard mail.

Ship Samples to:

Therion International, LLC
Bird Sexing
109 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Pricing for Bird Sexing (Blood or Feathers)
Price per Sample Samples per Submission
$19.00 1 - 20
$18.50 21 - 40
$18.00 41 - 60
$17.50 61 - 80
$17.00 81 - 100
$15.00 - $16.50 over 100, multiple submissions or long-term contract
Please call with any questions concerning sample collection and shipping or for volume discount pricing.
 

Therion International, LLC
109 Caroline Street - Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
(518) 584-4300 -- (518) 584-2310 Fax
E-mail:
http://www.theriondna.com


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