The test costs $20.00 for blood samples and $24 for feather samples(plus 5% GST for Canadian clients only) per bird. This price includes the certificate and postage. Please read about our new Customer Appreciation Program at the end of this section for special savings.
There are four ways you can receive your results:
(1) By phone
(2) By fax
(3) By email
(4) By mail
There is a section on the submission form where you can specify how you would like to receive your results. The certificate(s) will be mailed to you within a week of receiving the result(s).
Once we receive the sample, it takes 1-2 business days to receive results.
You can send the sample by regular mail or by a courier (FedEx, Purolator, etc).
The Bird ID on the submission form is where you put an identification of your bird. This can be the bird’s band number, the bird’s name or any other method you use to identify your bird. This will be on the certificate. If you have a male and female name picked out, specify both on …
If you were asked to resubmit a sample, it means we were unable to extract enough DNA from the sample you provided to us in order to receive a result. Therefore, we need you to submit another sample. Please read our new resubmission policy at the end of this section.
2-3 medium-sized blood feathers (blood on the tips) would be best to send and are preferred.
Or 4-6 medium-sized feathers from the chest area that have skin cells on the tips (white colouration).
All feathers need to be plucked. For step-by-step instructions, please click here.
Only a few drops of blood is needed.
To collect a blood sample, all you need to do is to cut a toenail a little too short and put a few drops of blood on both corners of the card. For step-by-step instructions, please click here.
Blood, feathers, and eggshells can be submitted as samples. Blood submission is preferred.