Sex Determination (bird) - PCR
LABOKLIN Service ID: 6011
The method we use to determine the gender is based on the principle of polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It allows for quick and reliable determination of the sex of the bird using small quantities of genome-containing samples. The test is based on the replication of two highly conserved target genes, which makes it possible to examine many different species.
The method carried out by us provides double safety: During PCR, one probe specifically binds to the “female” sequence, while the other one binds to the “male” sequence, if these are present. This way, there will be one sex confirmed and the other sex excluded.
EDTA blood or 2 - 3 quills from freshly-plucked feathers
We will be pleased to provide you with information on which bird species we test.
2 - 5 days