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.

Tests Provided

  • Cryptosporidium ELISA
  • Centrifugation/fecal flotation, quantitative
  • Fecal parasite direct smear
  • Modified double fecal centrifugation
  • Modified McMaster's fecal flotation
  • Parasite identification

Section Supervisor

Dr. Ernest Hovingh
Email: eph1@psu.edu


Laboratory Technicians

Anna Marie Wise
Email: akw5528@psu.edu


Current Fee Schedule

Test Look-up Form and User Guide

Animal Diagnostic Laboratory


Wiley Lane
University Park, PA 16802

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. After-hours submission available daily.