Newcastle Disease Virus (Matrix, Fusion) (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Sample types vary. See link to collection guidance, below.




Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This is a NAHLN approved assay which screens for the matrix gene, allowing for subsequent follow-up testing for the virulent fusion gene. Approval to conduct surveillance testing is based upon satisfactory completion of the yearly proficiency test.


Avian | Wildlife Exotic

Shipping Requirements

To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.

Additional Instructions

Surveillance sample turn around time is 2 days from the day of submission.

Sample types vary. Refer to Avian Sample Collection for Influenza A and Newcastle Disease for complete sampling information.