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Feline Special Offer:
8 cat DNA tests for just £79.95 including VAT
HCM, HCR, GSD4, PKD, PRA, PK-Def., SMA, Blood Groups

Avian DNA Sexing

Test number: 6011

We performed sex determination tests on more than 650 species click here to see the species we have tested
The DNA technique of sexing developed by LABOKLIN is extremely accurate and capable of testing most common species. We have tested more than 650 different species. The technique is based on a molecular method that includes a PCR reaction. This DNA test creates fast and reliable results within a short period of time. Additional to PCR reaction, the PCR product is digested with two different restriction enzymes. These enzymes recognize short nucleotid sequences in DNA molecules and cut them at specific points within the so-called recognition sequences. While a particular sex is verified, the other sex can be excluded. Because the amplification is based on two highly conserved genomic regions, it is possible to analyse many different breeds.
Sample Requirements
either a blood sample or feathers. Few drops of blood are sufficient for the test; it should either be send in a EDTA-tube or dropped onto a filter paper card and air-dried (both the tubes and the filter paper cards are available from us). Two to three feathers are also sufficient for the test (only quills are required); they must be freshly plucked. Lost or down feathers are not suitable, as they do not contain sufficient utilisable DNA. All sample material from one bird needs to be packed individually (to avoid contamination between birds) and labelled clearly with species, ring number etc.
If you choose to send blood samples, please dont spike the blood sample with ethanole or other buffers!!
3-5 working days
Number of birds Price (incl VAT)
From 1 to 3
£33.60 per sample
From 4 to 40
£19.20 per sample

To order:

  • Download Order Form from this link pdf

  • Complete the order form and send it together with your samples to the following address:

    Laboklin (UK),   125 Northenden Road, Manchester, M33 3HF

  • Filter paper and EDTA tubes are available from us free of charge, to order, please email:

  • If you have any queries, please contact us on 0161 282 3066

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