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Due to critical renovations of the poultry lab facility, New Bolton Center Poultry Lab facility will not accept the drop off of animals (live or dead birds) unless prior arrangements are made with either Dr. Sherrill Davison or Dr. Donna Kelly (see below for contact information). If you need to speak with an avian pathologist, please refer to the contact information:

Dr. Davison: 610-636-1683;
Dr. Kelly: 610-636-1718;

During this interim period, bird submissions will still be accepted at the Mannheim Field Office facility.

See below for submission of non-bird poultry samples to NBC. NBC admissions desk has maps available.

**During normal Business Hours (Monday-Friday between the hours of 8a-3p) For serology

Serology has moved to the Myrin Building. (Bldg. #16 on the map)

All samples should be dropped off to the Myrin lab directly during normal business hours. 8:00 am until 3:00 pm

For non-bird samples (eg swabs, feces, fresh/frozen or fixed tissues)

Call Dr. Davison when dropping off samples: 610-636-1683

All samples should be submitted to NBC clinical pathology drop-off (Bldg. #9 on the map)

**After-hours submissions

Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8a-3p: NBC clinical pathology drop-off (Building #9 on the map).

The clinical-path drop-off samples will be picked up by PADLS employees throughout the day for further processing.

Monday-Friday, between the hours of 3p-8a, and all day Saturday-Sunday: NBC Widener Hospital admissions desk (Building #1 on the map).

Poultry samples can be placed in the fridge for PADLS micro samples. PADLS employees will pick up these samples at the front desk on Monday-Friday. Weekend samples can be held until Monday morning.

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