Fecal Parasites - Sugar Centrifugation

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Fecal Parasites-Centrifugation Parasitology $20.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Most Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F 2 days
Specimen Requirements:    
Fresh feces - 2-5 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:    
Certain parasite ova and oocysts are not readily detected by the McMaster technique.  The sugar centrifugation technique is used primarily for camelid, canine and feline species but can be used for other species as well.