Fecal Parasites - Flotation

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Fecal Parasites-Flotation Parasitology $13.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Most Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 24 hours
Specimen Requirements:    
Fresh feces - 5 grams
Collection Protocol:    
Fresh feces, collected directly from the animal's rectum or from very fresh droppings to eliminate extraneous soil organisms. 
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, leak proof container.  Do not submit in latex gloves or OB sleeves. Overnight or 2-day shipping is recommended.
Additional Information:    
This method (McMaster technique) reveals the presence of parasite ova and/or cysts, e.g. roundworm, strongyle and tapeworm ova as well as coccidial oocysts.