A range of testing services is provided by PADLS laboratories for the detection and identification of microscopic parasite eggs or larvae and protozoal organisms. In order to provide an accurate and timely identification of internal parasites, provide fresh (not frozen) feces collected within 24 hours prior to submission. Keep samples refrigerated and ship with ice packs. Most analyses can be completed within 48 hours of submission.
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|Cryptosporidium||ELISA||1 gram feces||leak-proof, sealed||Overnight on gel packs|
|Fecal Centrifugation||McMaster’s flotation plus centrifugation||5 gram feces||leak-proof, sealed||Overnight on gel packs||Quantitative McMaster’s with semi-quantitative centrifugation|
|Fecal Parasite Egg Count (McMaster)||Quantitative count||5 gram feces||leak-proof, sealed||Overnight on gel packs||Quantitation of nematode ova by the McMaster procedure|
|Giardia||ELISA||1 gram||leak-proof, sealed||Overnight on gel packs|
|Lungworm screen||Modified double fecal centrifugation||10+ gram feces||leak-proof, sealed||Overnight on gel packs||Identifies larvae rather than ova|