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CYP2C76 c.449TG>A
in macaques

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in sooty mangabeys

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR test for primates
primate assay data sheet

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Test codes:

B0012 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae 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.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae are gram-negative diplococcus bacteria. Although humans are the only natural host for these bacteria, other species have been infected experimentally, including guinea pigs, rabbits, mice, hamsters, rats, rhesus monkeys, chimpanzees, and baboons.

In humans, infection with these bacteria causes gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease of worldwide significance. The highest attack rate in both men and women occurs between 15 and 29 years of age. Host-related factors such as the number of sexual partners, contraceptive practices, sexual preference, and population mobility contribute to the incidence of gonorrhea. N. gonorrhoeae can grow and multiply easily in warm, moist areas, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and in the urethra in women and men. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.

These bacteria adhere to columnar epithelial cells, penetrate them, then multiply on the basement membrane. Adherence is facilitated through pili and opa proteins. Infection with these bacteria can result in urethritis, cervicitis, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, proctitis, conjunctivitis and pharyngitis. Transmission occurs through direct contact.

Detection of N. gonorrhoeae by PCR is highly sensitivity and specific (Luijt et al., 2005).


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae  infection.
  • Help ensure that colonies are free of N. gonorrhoeae
  • Early prevention of spread of N. gonorrhoeae
  • Minimize personnel exposure to N. gonorrhoeae
  • Safety monitoring of biological products

Luijt, D.S., Bos, P.A.J., van Zwet, A.A., van Voorst Vader, P.C. and Schirm, J. (2005) Comparison of COBAS AMPLICOR Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR, including Confirmation with N. gonorrhoeae-specific 16S rRNA PCR, with traditional culture.  J. Clin. Microbiol. 43:1445-1447

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

Contact Zoologix if advice is needed to determine an appropriate specimen type for a specific diagnostic application. For specimen types not listed here, please contact Zoologix 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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