Giardia Iodine Mount

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Giardia Iodine Mount Parasitology $11.50
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Most Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F Same day
Specimen Requirements:    
Fresh feces - 1-4 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 technique is used primarily to reveal the presence of Giardia but may reveal high numbers of coccidian oocysts, parasite ova and Eimeria macusaniensis.