Colony Surveillance Assay™(CSA): Simian TB Test provides a sensitive, reliable, and affordable tool to supplement your TB surveillance program.

The CSA: Simian TB serological test screens for the presence of TB-specific antibodies (IgG) in serum from nonhuman primates (NHPs). This test uses a panel of 4 proprietary TB-specific antigens (US Patent No. 9,404,923) representing 3 proteins found in tuberculous Mycobacteria.  including: M. tuberculosis, M. kansasii, and M. bovis. It does not distinguish between these species, but shows that the sample tested contains antibodies specific to epitopes from the tuberculous causing mycobacteria. These peptides are not present in M. avium and should exclude M. avium – specific antibodies.

Recommended Use

We recommend using the CSA: Simian TB test to supplement the required TST testing regimen. For importing animals, this can begin while the animal is in quarantine. For animals entering closed colonies but originating in the U.S., testing can be performed prior to transport. While an individual test result may help identify a latently infected animal, the best use of this test is to routinely monitor all animals to be able to compare to baseline values for the individual animal and for the colony itself.


Please contact Dr. Kimberly Luke to discuss your testing needs. 

CSA: Simian TB kit provides sensitive and reliable screening tools for your NHP used in research.  The CSA method identifies animals that have been previously exposed to an infectious agent by detecting specific serum antibodies to M. tuberculosis. Results are quantified with the AQ 1000 instrument within minutes.

Product No. Product Qty/Pkg Size Price

CSA: Simian TB Serology Testing Service.
Previously 15-1011.


Per sample Per sample

CSA: Simian TB Kit, up to 94 samples.

Material to process 94 samples and 2 controls.

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The CSA: Simian TB Kit enables profiling of specific IgG in serum from non-human primates to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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  • Patented M. tuberculosis antigens arrayed with 4 replicate spots per subarray (4 measurements per sample) for NHP screening
  • Low sample volume requirements – minimum of 5 μL of sera required
  • Up to 94 samples can be tested simultaneously
  • Rapid assay gets you same day results with numerical values for individual animal tracking
  • Included Positive and Negative Control sera allow internal quality control and data normalization
  • Compatible with the AQ 1000 instrument