primate assay data sheet
B0062 - Qualitative ultrasensitive detection of
bacteria by real time polymerase chain reaction.
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is a gram-negative bacterium which primarily causes disease
in animals, although humans may also be infected through food
contamination. Infection with this pathogen
can cause tuberculosis-like symptoms,
including localized tissue necrosis and granulomas in the
spleen, liver, and lymph node.
occur widely in various host species, including dogs, cats,
horses, cattle, rabbits, deer, rodents, and birds. Documented
cases of occupational exposure to
Y. pseudotuberculosis include butchers working in abattoirs
slaughtering swine. Outbreaks of
in animal facilities have occasionally been reported, including
in primate facilities (Bronson et al., 1972; Iwata et al.,
pseudotuberculosis is very difficult, and serologic tests in
many cases require serial testing on multiple serum samples
taken at several time points. Molecular detection by PCR offers
a rapid, sensitive and specific method for detecting
Help confirm the disease causing agent
Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical
diagnosis of Yersinia
Help ensure colonies are free of
Early prevention of spread of
among a colony
Minimize human exposure to
Safety monitoring of biological products and vaccines
that derive from primates
Bronson, R.T., May, B.D. and Ruebner, B.H. (1972) An Outbreak of
Infection by Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in Nonhuman Primates. Am. J. Pathol. 69:
Iwata, T., Une, Y., Okatani, A.T., Kato, Y., Nakadai,
A., Lee, K., Watanabe, M., Taniguchi, T., Elhelaly, A.E., Hirota,
Y. and Hayashidani, H. (2008) Virulence characteristics of
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis isolated from breeding monkeys in
Japan. Vet Microbiol. 129:404-409.
Rectal swab, or 0.5 ml feces, or 0.5 ml fresh, frozen or fixed
tissue, or 0.5 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD
(yellow top) tube.
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
real time PCR