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

Use the leading lab-based test to screen for the presence of TB-specific antibodies in serum from nonhuman primates (NHPs). This test uses proprietary TB-specific antigens (US Patent No. 9,404,923) to screen for M. tuberculosis, M. kansasii, and M. bovis. It does not distinguish between species, but shows that the sample tested contains antibodies to tuberculous mycobacteria.

Recommended Use

The CSA: Simian TB test is a supplement to the required TST testing regimen. However, recent shortages in supply for mammalian old tuberculin (MOT) can cause delays in routine screening programs. Using the CSA: Simian TB test can help reduce the risk of delayed MOT testing. For importing animals, this can begin before import or 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.

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. Recommended for use in addition to routine tuberculin skin testing with mammalian old tuberculin (MOT).

Product No. Product Qty/Pkg Size Price

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


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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 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
  • Validated and tested in the field for both domestic and international use