The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory’s (TVMDL) molecular diagnostics section in College Station is pleased to announce the addition of Clostridium colinum real-time PCR to the test catalog.
This new PCR test is a cost-effective offering for detection of C. colinum, a causative agent of ulcerative enteritis in avian species. Ulcerative enteritis caused by C. colinum is seen most commonly in captive quail, though it can also affect chickens, turkeys, and other game birds. Since C. colinum bacteria are difficult to isolate with traditional culture methods, this PCR test allows for improved detection of the agent to aid in diagnosis of this disease.
Test: Clostridium colinum (rtPCR)
Test Code: 1556
Turnaround Time: This test is performed Tuesday through Friday at the College Station laboratory with results in one to four business days.
For more information about TVMDL testing, visit tvmdl.tamu.edu or call one of the agency’s full-service laboratories in College Station or Canyon.