S0124 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection of papillomavirus by
real time polymerase chain reaction
primates in papilloma and cervical cancer studies should have
their papilloma status defined. However, cytology is
unreliable, papilloma virus cannot easily be cultured and
effective antibody tests do not exist. Molecular testing is the
most reliable and effective testing technique for papilloma
viruses in NHPs. Zoologix screens for papilloma viruses in
NHPs by PCR, from a cervical swab or tissue biopsy.
Help confirm the disease causing agent
Help ensure that animal colonies are free of papillomaviruses
Early prevention of spread of papillomaviruses among a
Minimize personnel exposure to this virus
Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines
that derive from primates
0.5 ml semen, or cervical or prepuce swab, or 0.5 ml fresh,
frozen or fixed tissue.
types other than those listed here, please call to confirm
specimen acceptability and shipping instructions.
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.
2 business days
Qualitative real time PCR