Clostridia, food animal - FA

Code:

faclf

Lab:

B

Days test started:

M-F

TAT:

5-10 d

Available for:

Food Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

Affected tissue.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container: 1) with freezer packs; 2) without freezer packs.

Collection Protocol

1) 5 x 5 x 5 cm piece of affected muscle - refrigerate immediately. 2) Swab from affected tissue - do not refrigerate.

Additional Information

Fluorescent antibody detection of Clostridium chauvoei, C. novyi, C. septicum, and C. sordellii. Clostridium haemolyticum is not detected, instead anaerobic culture (ancuf) is recommended.