Blood Collection Kits (BC Kits) available at cost price plus delivery cost. Phone, fax or email to order now! You can also fill in our online order form.
Lumegen Laboratories originates from similar services previously provided by the Mitochondria Research Laboratory of the Centre for Human Metabonomics, North-West University, Potchefstroom.The vision of the company is to increase prosperity in the local community.
1. Acquiring the blood sample from the bird - The blood collection can be performed in one of two commonly used ways: by toe pricking or by nail clipping. 2. Completing the Avian DNA Tests Submission Form. 3. Sending samples to the laboratory - The completed Avian DNA Tests Submission Form, the samples and proof of payment must be delivered directly, courier or by post.
About half of the approximately 10,000 species of birds known currently, is sexually monomorphic. This means their gender cannot be identified visually. For a long time, a surgical method was the only tool for an accurate sex determination of such birds. Surgical sexing can be performed only by a veterinarian and has a lot of limitations.
What is the testing procedure’s time span? Approximately one to three business days from the moment Lumegen receives the sample. How can I pay for my testing? Preferably, payments can be done in advance by electronic transfer or in cash or a bank approved cheque when samples are delivered.