Histotoxic Clostridium Fluorescent Antibody Test
|WADDL - Pullman||Bacteriology||Mon-Fri||2-3 days|
This fluorescent antibody test is designed to detect the presence of histotoxic clostridia, specifically Clostridium chauvoei, C. novyi / haemolyticum, and C. septicum. These histotoxic clostridia are commonly associated with gas gangrene and clostridia affecting the liver. The use of fluorescent antibodies allows for rapid identification of these clostridia.
Anaerobic culture should also be considered for the identification of other clostridia such as Clostridium perfringens.
- Fresh tissue
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
- Sterile, leak-proof container
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.