Clostridium haemolyticum (PCR)

Preferred Sample

Liver (including infarct or fluke tract)



Acceptable Samples

EDTA whole blood (1 ml minimum)


Days Tested


Turnaround Time

1-3 business days from test day


This assay targets the DNA of a portion of the flagellin (fliC) gene from the bacterium Clostridium haemolyticum.

Please note that the bacterium is not widely spread throughout the liver and is concentrated at the infarct. Therefore, for best results, it is important to submit a section of liver that includes the infarct.


Bovine | Equine | Ovine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

To ensure inclusion in the test run, samples should arrive the day prior to test day.

Additional Instructions

Antibiotic treatment may interfere with PCR detection.