Poultry Research and Diagnostic Lab (PRDL)

Pearl, MS

A veterinary researcher examines chicken eggsThe Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, which is administratively housed within the MSU CVM Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine but actually located in Pearl, provides diagnostic services, field services and regulatory testing to the Mississippi poultry industry, non-commercial poultry producers, and pet bird owners.

The PRDL is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, which is a partnership of federal and state laboratories governed by the US Department of Agriculture. 

PRDL Resources:

Test Catalog/Fees

Client Portal

MG/MS PCR Swab Collection and Submission Guidelines

PRDL Forms:

PRDL Avian Influenza Serology Surveillance

Poultry Serologic & PCR Testing Submission Form

Commercial Submission

Non-Commercial/Backyard Submission


MSU CVM Faculty at PRDL

Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Faculty are members of the MSU CVM Pathobiology and Population Medicine Department.

  • Armour, Natalie
  • Banda, Alajandro
  • Magee, Danny
  • Pulido-Landinez, Martha

Additional Contact Information

Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
3137 Highway 468 West
Pearl, MS 39288
Phone:  601-932-6771
Fax:  601-932-7502