All, except Primates
Diagnostic Section: 
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
1 day
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship on cold packs. Sterile, sealed, leak-proof plastic bag or container.
Specimen Requirements: 

Fresh tissue

Collection Protocol: 

Affected skeletal or cardiac muscle and liver are the preferred samples. Tissue should be aseptically collected. Do not add saline or broth to fresh tissue samples.

Additional Information: 

Detection of 4 histotoxic clostridial species by the fluorescent antibody method.Targets include chauvoei, novyi, sordellii, and septicum. A Gram stain will be performed to screen for Clostridia type organisms prior to FA staining.