Fresh sample collected in a water-tight, leak-proof container. Gloves or OB sleeves are not acceptable. Minimum of 5 grams of feces (approximately golf-ball sized).
Collect very fresh feces to eliminate extraneous soil organisms and for best recovery of lungworm larvae.
This panel is recommended for animal health screening and includes:
The sugar centrifugation technique is used as a certain parasite ova and oocysts are not readily detected by other float methods such as the McMaster technique. The sugar centrifugation method is primarily for camelid, canine and feline species but can be used for other species as well.