Bovine, Camelid, Caprine, Cervid, Ovine
Diagnostic Section: 
Molecular Diagnostics
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Turn Around Time: 
2-4 days
Shipping Requirements: 
Label all samples. Ship overnight with cold packs in an insulated container. Ship Monday-Thursday only. Submit specimen with request for C. perfringens culture & PCR genotyping. If an isolate is obtained, Bacteriology will forward the isolate to Molecular Diagnostics for genotyping. If no isolate is obtained, there will be no charge for genotyping, only the culture fee.
Specimen Requirements: 

Bacterial isolate

Collection Protocol: 

Pure isolate

Additional Information: 

PCR genotyping of Clostridium perfringens isolates (A, B, C, D, or E) by identifying toxin genes (alpha, cpa; beta, cpb, epsilon, etx; iota, ia) as well as genes for beta 2 toxin (cpb2) and enterotoxin (cpe).