Moving reptiles?  Use our snake and lizard quarantine PCR panel to avoid spreading contagious agents.

Ruminating about hoofstock issues?  Try our ruminant fecal screening PCR panel - tests for most common GI pathogens in wild & domestic ruminants.

Our Rodent Infestation PCR Panel tests for 5 common pathogens found in rodent-contaminated facilities.

In over your head? Try our waterborne pathogens PCR panel - detection of 7 different environmental pathogens by real time PCR.

Something fishy going on in your tanks? Try our Zebrafish screening PCR panel - tests for 6 different pathogen categories from one easy-to-collect sample.

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Zoologix performs environmental, zoo, wildlife and aquatic PCR tests for...

Aeromonas hydrophila

African swine fever

Aleutian disease

Amphibian panel

Anisakis worms



Bacillus species

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Baylisascaris procyonis

Borna virus

Borrelia burgdorferi



Canine circovirus

Canine distemper

Canine parvovirus

Capillaria xenopodis


Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Chytrid fungus

Citrobacter freundii

Classical swine fever





Coxiella burnetii



Cryptosporidium serpentis

Cryptosporidium varanii (formerly saurophilum)

Delftia acidovorans

E. coli O157:H7

E. coli panel



Enterobacter cloacae


Epizootic hemorrhagic disease

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)

Feline panleukopenia

Ferret respiratory enteric coronavirus

Francisella tularensis




Hepatitis E

Herring worms


Influenza type A

Influenza type B

Japanese encephalitis

Johne's disease

Kangaroo herpesviruses


Lawsonia intracellularis




Listeria monocytogenes

Lizard quarantine panel

Lyme disease

Macropodid (kangaroo) herpesviruses


Mink enteritis virus


Mycobacteria in mammals, amphibians and fish

Mycoplasma mustelae

Mycoplasma species

Neospora caninum

Nipah virus

Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola

Pasteurella multocida

Pentastomid worms

Plasmodium species

Porcine cytomegalovirus

Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus

Porcine parvovirus

Pseudocapillaria tomentosa

Pseudocapillaroides xenopi

Pseudoloma neurophilia


Pseudoterranova worms

Q fever


Raillietiella orientalis


Reovirus screen


Rift Valley fever



Sarcocystis neurona

Snake fungal disease

Snake quarantine panel

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

St. Louis encephalitis

Strep pneumoniae

Streptococcus pyogenes

Swine vesicular disease

Tongue worms

Toxoplasma gondii

Treponema pallidum


Trypanosoma cruzi

Trypanosoma evansi


Turtle fraservirus


Valley Fever

Vesicular stomatitis


West Nile virus

White nose syndrome

Yersinia enterocolitica

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

Chlamydophila/Chlamydia PCR test for animals
environmental, wildlife and zoo 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 B0003 for specific detection of C. pneumoniae)


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 populations are free of these bacteria
  • Early prevention of spread of these bacteria among an animal facility
  • Minimize human exposure to Chlamydia species
  • Safety monitoring of biological products that derive from mammals

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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