Pack of 50 Psittacosis tests.

Psittacosis is caused by a bacterium called Chlamydia psittaci or Chlamydophila psittaci. It affects the respiratory tract; and it can be transmitted to human beings causing pneumonia. If your bird is having breathing problems, you should have it checked for this respiratory disease.

Results in 10-12 working days

*Guaranteed term as long as the samples arrive in good condition and do not need to repeat the process.

Samples needed:

cloacal swab: Use a cotton swab. Introduce it in the bird cloaca and rub the interior quickly. Let it dry for 30 minutes and place it in the lid or plastic bag. 

oropharyngeal swab: Use a cotton swab. Introduce it in the mouth of the bird and rub it around the trachea.

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