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

Giardia ELISA

Centrifugation/fecal flotation, quantitative

Fecal parasite direct smear

Modified double fecal centrifugation

Modified McMaster's fecal flotation

Parasite identification


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.