Fecal Sedimentation (Qualitative)

Section: Parasitology

Fee: $15.00

Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 business days

Days Test Started: Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Species: All Species

Specimen

Name

Container

Minimum Amount

Feces

Leakproof container

1 gram (~1 teaspoon)


Collection Information

Fresh, chilled feces. Do not freeze.

Shipping Information

If shipping different tissue types, clearly label each container with owner and animal ID (if applicable) and sample/tissue type. Ship specimens overnight with an ice pack. DO NOT SHIP OVER WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.

Additional Information
More sensitive than direct smear, but less sensitive than flotations or Baermann technique. Detects heavy parasite eggs and larve of Strongyloides stercoralis.

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