Species: 
All Species (exc. primates)
Diagnostic Section: 
Bacteriology
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day shipping in an insulated container, with ice packs. Swabs may be shipping in ambient temperatures.
Test Fee: 
$20.00
Setup Days: 
Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-3 days
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh feces, intestinal contents or a tied-off loop of intestine.  Biopsy sample of affected tissue.

A transport swab is less desirable unless it is specifically designed for anaerobes.

Collection Protocol: 

Fresh sample collected in water-tight sealed container. Glove or OB sleeves are not acceptable. 

Swab may be taken of affected area such as gangrenous tissue.

Additional Information: 

This test is only to detect or rule-out Clostridium perfringens.  Request aerobic and anaerobic cultures if other organisms may be suspected.

A positive culture may be sent for C. perfringens PCR toxin genotyping on request for an additional fee.  This combination may be selected as part of the Ruminant Diarrhea/Scours Panel.