Chlamydia spp. PCR

Section: Molecular Diagnostics

Fee: $35.00

Turnaround Time: 1-2 business days

Days Test Started: Wednesday,Friday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Swabs

Sterile Vial with Viral Transport Medium


Tissues

Leakproof Container

8-10 grams


Fetal Tissues

Leakproof Container

see list below


Collection Information

GENERAL - Label all containers with appropriate information - Animal ID, Owner Name, Veterinarian, Sample Type, Date.
REFRIGERATION - Refrigerate all samples until shipment.



Fetal Tissues: Placenta with cotyledons, liver, spleen, and lung.

SWABS: Synthetic (Dacron/polyester) swabs are recommended. Swabs should be placed in a viral transport system (examples: Viral Culturette, Becton Dickinson; Universal Transport Medium, Copan Diagnostics) or in a sterile, leakproof tube with 0.5 ml sterile saline/PBS. Refrigerate all samples until shipment.

Shipping Information

OVERNIGHT - Ship overnight in an insulated shipper with ice packs (pack absorptive material to collect moisture) DO NOT SHIP OVER THE WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY - NO SATURDAY DELIVERY
LEAKS - Ensure all samples are in leakproof packages and clearly labeled with Tissue Type/Animal ID/Owner Name. Include absorptive material to collect any leaks - double bag any fresh tissues.
PAPERWORK - Package paperwork separately in a waterproof, sealable plastic bag. Ensure paperwork is complete and specimens are labeled for easy matching. If you are using CF.755 Multiple Animal Continuation Form, please include a hard copy and email a copy to addl@purdue.edu.
FRESH TISSUES - If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Double bag ALL fresh tissues.

Additional Information
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This test is also part of the ruminant (bovine, ovine, caprine) abortion panels - see Ruminant Abortion C3B Multiplex PCR (Chlamydia and Brucella).

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