This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.
Clostridium novyi (found in soil and feces) and Clostridium septicum (found in normal gut flora) are gram-positive, endospore-forming, obligate anaerobic bacteria. Wound infection by this species causes gas gangrene and can be fatal.* Isolating and identifying C. novyi is difficult due to its extreme anaerobic nature and is difficult to culture.
* Hatheway CL (January 1990). "Toxigenic clostridia". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 3 (1): 66 98. PMC 358141. PMID 2404569.