Species: 
Bovine, Ovine
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day in an insulated container, with ice packs
Test Fee: 
$21.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
Same day (if received by 4pm)
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh tissue - affected muscle or liver preferred

Collection Protocol: 

Aseptically obtain specimen 

Additional Information: 

This test is not for Clostridium perfringens. 

Organisms included in this exam are:

C. chauvoei (Blackleg)
C. novyii (Gas gangrene, black disease, red water disease)
C. septicum (Gas gangrene, malignant edema)
C. sordellii (Wound or liver infections)

A preliminary stain (Seller's or Gram-Stain) will be performed to determine the presence of typical rods prior to performing the FA test. If no rods are seen, the FA exam will not be performed and the preliminary stain will be charged only.