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E. coli panel

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Genetic tests for...

A/B/AB blood type in macaques

Fetal sexing

Mamu-6 in macaques

Mamu-7 in macaques

CYP2C76 c.449TG>A
in macaques

Mu opioid receptor
in macaques

in sooty mangabeys

...and more - contact Zoologix with your genetic testing requirements

Chlamydia trachomatis PCR test for primates
primate assay data sheet

Chlamydophila trachomatis (formerly Chlamydia trachomatis)

Test codes:

B0011 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis by real time polymerase chain reaction.

P0003 - Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorhoeae screen by real time polymerase chain reaction. This screen detects but does not differentiate N. gonorhoeae and C. trachomatis.

Chlamydophila trachomatis is an obligate intracellular human pathogen. It is one of three species in the genus Chlamydophila, formerly known as “Chlamydia”. Members of this genus are all gram-negative staining bacteria. C. trachomatis has three human biovars: trachoma (serovars A, B, Ba or C), urethritis (serovars D-K), and lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV, serovars L1, 2 and 3). Many, but not all, C. trachomatis strains have an extrachromosomal plasmid.

Humans infected with C. trachomatis can display urethritis, proctitis, trachoma, and infertility. It can also cause prostatitis and epididymitis in men and in women, cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and ectopic pregnancy. C. trachomatis is also a common pathogen in eye infections (trachoma) and pulmonary complications in newborns.

Culture detection of these bacteria is difficult because they are obligate intracellular bacteria. Laboratory diagnosis of the infection is often done using PCR because it is highly sensitive and specific (Kohl 2003). In low prevalence populations, the high specificity of PCR testing is particularly important to ensure high positive predictive values (the probability that a positive test is a true positive).


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of C. trachomatis infection
  • Help ensure that animal populations and colonies are free of C. trachomatis
  • Early prevention of spread of C. trachomatis
  • Minimize personnel exposure to C. trachomatis
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from susceptible animals

Kohl, K.S, Markowitz, L.E and Koumans, E.H. (2003) Developments in the screening for Chlamydia trachomatis: a review. Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am. 30:637-58.

Specimen requirements: Eye swab, or urogenital swab, or vaginal swab, or 0.2 ml urine, or 0.2 ml bacterial culture.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call to confirm specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.

For all specimen types, if there will be a delay in shipping, or during very warm weather, refrigerate specimens until shipped and ship with a cold pack unless more stringent shipping requirements are specified. Frozen specimens should be shipped so as to remain frozen in transit. See shipping instructions for more information.

Turnaround time: 2 business days

Methodology: Qualitative real time PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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