wildlife and zoo assay data sheet
Snake and lizard quarantine PCR panel
code: P0052 - Snake and lizard quarantine PCR panel. Ultrasensitive
detection and differentiation of the following pathogens using
real time PCR protocols:
Zoos and other reptile
facilities screen for these pathogens before moving snakes and
lizards between facilities, as they can spread rapidly though
entire collections if inadvertently introduced. Wildlife
biologists also use this panel for reptile field work. Zoologix performs this panel using highly
specific, sensitive and fast real time PCR test protocols, using
easily collected and transported samples.
Screen for diseases in reptile facilities
Monitor the health status of wild reptile populations
Early prevention of the spread of these pathogens between
facilities or populations
Help confirm the presence of disease-causing agents
Selection of appropriate treatment regimens
Shorten time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis
Minimize human exposure to the listed pathogens
Safety monitoring of biological products
0.2 ml feces + any of the following: skin swab, or 0.2 ml
freshly shed skin,
or tank/enclosure surface swab, or 0.2 ml fresh, frozen
or fixed tissue.
Tissue or swab samples may be placed in 70% ethanol if desired;
if so, ethanol volume should be minimized - only use enough
ethanol to cover the head of the swab or the piece of tissue.
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.
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.
3 business days
Qualitative real time PCR panel