Canine, Feline
Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship overnight or 2-day shipping in an insulated container, with ice packs.
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
2 days
Specimen Requirements: 

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).

Collection Protocol: 

Collect very fresh feces to eliminate extraneous soil organisms and for best recovery of lungworm larvae. 

Additional Information: 

This panel is recommended for animal health screening and includes:

  • Sugar Centrifugation for parasite eggs and oocysts 
  • Baermann exam for lungworm larvae
  • Giardia FA
  • Cryptosporidium exam (slide not PCR)

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.