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Parasitology

Parasitology

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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Test/AgentProcedureTissue/SpecimenContainer Shipping*Remarks
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