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Zoologix performs avian and livestock PCR tests for...

Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae

African swine fever

Akabane virus

Alcelaphine herpesvirus

AMPKγ3R200Q mutation in pigs

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus species


Aujeszky's disease

Avian adenovirus

Avian herpes

Avian influenza

Avian polyomavirus

Avian reovirus

Avibacterium paragallinarum

Baylisascaris procyonis

Blood typing for swine

Bluetongue virus

Bordetella avium

Borna virus

Bovine adenovirus

Bovine endogenous retrovirus

Bovine enterovirus

Bovine ephemeral fever virus

Bovine herpesvirus 1

Bovine herpesvirus 2

Bovine herpesvirus 4

Bovine leukemia virus

Bovine papillomavirus

Bovine papular stomatitis virus

Bovine parvovirus

Bovine polyomavirus

Bovine respiratory syncytial virus

Bovine rhinoviruses

Bovine viral diarrhea type 1

Brachyspira pilosicoli


Cache Valley virus




Caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE) virus

Chlamydia/Chlamydophila genus

Chlamydophila psittaci

Classical swine fever






Coxiella burnetii



Ebola Reston

E. coli O157:h7



Enteric E. coli panel

Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae

Foot and mouth disease

Fowl adenovirus


Fusobacterium necrophorum

Hepatitis E

Herpes, avian


Infectious bronchitis

Infectious bursal disease

Infectious coryza

Infectious laryngotracheitis

Influenza type A

Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV)

Japanese encephalitis

Jena virus

Johne's disease

Lawsonia intracellularis


Lumpy skin disease virus


Malignant catarrhal fever (MCF)


Mycobacterium avium and other Mycobacteria

Mycoplasma species

Mycoplasma suis

Newcastle disease virus

Nipah virus

Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

Ovine herpesvirus 2

Pacheco's disease (psittacid herpesviruses)

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV)

Pigeon circovirus

Plasmodium species

Porcine adenovirus

Porcine circovirus 1

Porcine circovirus 2

Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV)

Porcine enterovirus

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

Porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis

Porcine hemorrhagic enteropathy

Porcine intestinal adenomatosis

Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus

Porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV)

Porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV)

Poultry respiratory panel



Psittacine beak and feather disease

Psittacine herpes

Q fever



Rift Valley fever virus

Rinderpest virus

RyR1 R615C mutation in pigs


Staphylococcus xylosus

St. Louis encephalitis



Swine vesicular disease

Taenia solium

Teschovirus (Teschen-Talfan disease)

Tickborne encephalitis virus

Trichinella spiralis



Valley fever

Vesicular exanthema of swine

Vesicular stomatitis

Wesselsbron virus

West Nile virus

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

...and more -- see the avian & livestock test menu for a complete listing of avian and livestock assays.

Chlamydia/Chlamydophila generalized PCR test
avian & livestock assay data sheet

Chlamydia/Chlamydophila genus

Test code:
B0111 - Ultrasensitive qualitative detection but not differentiation of known Chlamydia/Chlamydophila species by real time PCR.

(See test code B0034 for specific detection of Chlamydia/Chlamydophila psittaci/felis)

Chlamydiosis is caused by ubiquitous, obligate intracellular gram-negative bacteria of a single genus, Chlamydia (also known as Chlamydophila) which includes nine species: abortus, caviae, felis, muridarum, pecorum, pneumoniae, psittaci, suis, and trachomatis.

These bacteria can cause respiratory disease, eye infections, and abortions in animals and sometimes humans. Many animals that have these bacteria do not show any signs of illness. Humans can be infected from animal exposure. Pregnant goats or sheep infected with the bacteria will have late term abortions, stillbirths, or early delivery of weak lambs or kids. The dam usually recovers without any complications. Infected cats can develop swollen eyelids, clear or cloudy discharge from the eyes and nose, and a fever, 3 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria. The infection usually clears up on its own in 2 to 3 weeks. However, some cats can be sick longer and can develop an infection in their upper (nasal) respiratory tract.

Infected animals can shed the bacteria in their feces, in discharge from the nose or eyes, or in birthing tissues or fluids. The bacteria can be stable in many environments for a few days, or even longer in cold temperatures. Animals can be infected when they come in direct contact with the contaminated materials and inhale or eat them.

Neither clinical signs nor lesions allow a definitive diagnosis of chlamydiosis. Serologic diagnosis of this bacterial infection is not a good method because most chlamydial infections do not elicit sufficiently high changes in antibody levels. Molecular detection by polymerase chain reaction is a rapid, sensitive and specific method of identifying these bacteria (Pantchev et al., 2010).


  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of infection
  • Help ensure that mammal and bird populations are free of these bacteria
  • Early prevention of spread of this bacterium among a herd or flock
  • Minimize human exposure to Chlamydia species
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from mammals and birds

Pantchev, A, Sting, R., Bauerfeind, R., Tyczka, J. and Sachse, K. (2010) Detection of all Chlamydophila and Chlamydia spp. of veterinary interest using species-specific real-time PCR assays. Comp. Immunol. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 33: 473–484

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) tube, or 0.2 ml urine or feces, or 0.2 ml semen; or fecal, vaginal, urogenital or environmental surface swab; or 0.2 ml fresh or frozen tissue.

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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