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Aeromonas hydrophila

African swine fever

Aleutian disease

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Aspergillus

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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Baylisascaris procyonis

Borna virus

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Campylobacter

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Citrobacter freundii

Classical swine fever

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Coxiella burnetii

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Delftia acidovorans

E. coli O157:H7

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Edwardsiella

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Enterovirus

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)

Feline panleukopenia

Ferret respiratory enteric coronavirus

Giardia

Helicobacter

Hepatitis E

Histoplasma

Japanese encephalitis

Johne's disease

Kangaroo herpesviruses

Klebsiella

Lawsonia intracellularis

Legionella

Leptospira

Listeria monocytogenes

Lyme disease

Macropodid (kangaroo) herpesviruses

Mink enteritis virus

Monkeypox

Mycobacteria in mammals, amphibians and fish

Mycoplasma mustelae

Mycoplasma species

Neospora caninum

Nipah virus

Pasteurella multocida

Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Pseudocapillaria tomentosa

Pseudoloma neurophilia

Pseudorabies

Q fever

Rabies

Ranavirus

Reovirus screen

Rickettsia

Rift Valley fever

Rotavirus

Salmonella

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

St. Louis encephalitis

Strep pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Swine vesicular disease

Toxoplasma gondii

Treponema pallidum

Trichomonas/
Tritrichomonas

Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma evansi

Vaccinia

Vesicular stomatitis

Vibrio

West Nile virus

White nose syndrome

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis


Streptococcus pneumoniae PCR test
wildlife and zoo assay data sheet

Streptococcus pyogenes

Test code:
B0077 - Qualitative detection of Streptococcus pyogenes by polymerase chain reaction.

Streptococcus pyogenes is a gram-positive spherical-shaped bacterium. It is beta-hemolytic and belongs to Lancefield serogroup A, also known as group A streptococci (GAS).  The bacteria can cause a wide variety of diseases in humans such as acute pharyngitis, accounting for 15%-30% of cases in children and 5%-10% of cases in adults. During the winter and spring in temperate climates, up to 20% of asymptomatic school-aged children may be GAS carriers.

Although GAS usually causes pharyngitis or impetigo, it can infrequently cause invasive diseases such as cellulitis, bacteremia, necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Along with Staphylococcus aureus, GAS is one of the most common pathogens responsible for cellulitis.

GAS is ubiquitous in nature and many animal species are carriers of these bacteria. Close contact between animals and humans can spread this infection in both directions.

Although culture may be used to detect these bacteria, molecular detection by PCR is a rapid, highly sensitive and specific method (Bexiga et al., 2011).

Utilities:

  • Help confirm the disease causing agent
  • Shorten the time required to confirm a clinical diagnosis of S. pyogenes infection.
  • Help ensure that colonies are free of S. pyogenes
  • Early prevention of spread of this bacterium
  • Minimize personnel exposure to this bacterium
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from primates

Specimen requirements: 0.2 ml whole blood in EDTA (purple top) or ACD (yellow top) tube, or serum, or bacterial culture; or nasal, pharyngeal or oral swabs.

For specimen types other than those listed here, please call 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 PCR

Normal range: Nondetected

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