Clostridium botulinum - Tests offered by IVAMI and samples required: wound botulism


  • Detection of Clostridium botulinum in cases of wound botulism
    • Wound exudate in cases of suspected "wound botulism", for culture and toxin detection in culture filtrate  by mice inoculation. If case of sample transport aerobically, Clostridium botulinum may have been inactivated, it could proceed with a molecular test for the presence of genes of Clostridium botulinum, and if positive, identify the type by detecting the genes corresponding each type of toxin.