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Parasitology

Effective March 6,  2014 

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. All fees are in US $.

 

Note on days tested and turnaround times:  Samples must be received at least 1 business day before the scheduled testing day.  New client accounts can take up to 2-3 business days to establish before testing can begin.  Samples may not always be tested on the first scheduled day after they arrive; however, it is our goal to complete testing within the posted turnaround time.  If rush testing is desired, please contact us.

 

Click the name of the test or procedure for detailed information.

 

 

Baermann Sedimentation
Fee:  17.75

Specimen:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs (during hot weather)

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

2-3 bus. days
Comments: Do not freeze.

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Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Intestine squash)
Fee:  5.25 per fish

Specimen:

1) whole fish
2) viscera

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day
Comments:

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Coccidia Speciation
Fee:  20.50

Specimen:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs (during hot weather)

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. days
Comments: Do not freeze.

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Cryptosporidium - Crypto Immunofluorescence
Fee:  28.00
(Giardia IFA can be added at no additional charge)

Specimen:

3-5 gm fresh feces or fixed feces in 5% formalin (see comments)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments: 5 gm feces is approximately equal to 1 tablespoon; 5% formalin solution equals 5 ml of stock formaldehyde solution and 95 ml of water.  Do not freeze.

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Ectoparasite Exam
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-30 bus. days
Comments:

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Fecal Flotation or Smear
Fee:  17.75 each
 

Specimen:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments:  Do not freeze.

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Fluke Sedimentation (Fluke Finder)
Fee:  22.00

Specimen:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

 

 

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

 

 

Coolant:

Freezer pack (during hot weather)

 

 

Days Tested:

M-F

Turnaround Time:

2-3 bus. days

Comments:  Refrigerate samples, but do not freeze.

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Giardia Immunofluorescence
Fee:  28.00
(Cryptosporidia IFA may be added at no additional charge)

Specimen:

3-5 gm fresh feces or fixed feces in 5% formalin (see comments)

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments: 5 gm feces is approximately equal to 1 tablespoon; 5% formalin solution equals 5 ml of stock formaldehyde solution and 95 ml of water.  Do not freeze.

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Heartworm, Canine/Feline
Fee:  34.75

Specimen:

1 ml serum or plasma

Shipping Container:

plastic or glass tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs or frozen

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments: Do not send whole blood.

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Heterosporis sp. Exam
Fee:  1.00 per fish

Specimen:

fresh whole fish or muscle tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1 bus. day
Comments: Visual observation for standard regulatory inspection

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Knott's Test (Dirofilaria)
Fee:  26.25

Specimen:

1 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments: Do not freeze.

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Parasite Identification
Fee:  32.00

Specimen:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

none

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-30 bus. days
Comments:

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Quantitative Fecal Exam (Egg Count)
Fee:  23.25
(10 or more samples 17.00 each)

Specimen:

15 gm or 3 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments:  Do not freeze

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SNAP 4DX (Dirofilaria immitis Ag, Anaplasma phagocytophilum Ab, Lyme Ab, Ehrlichia canis Ab)
Fee:  45.00

Specimen:

.5 ml serum, plasma or anti-coagulated whole blood

Shipping Container:

plastic tube

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

1-2 bus. day
Comments: Samples should be kept refrigerated. Serum or plasma may be frozen.

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Tritrichomonas - Trich Culture, Bovine Reproduction 
Fee:  18.50

Specimen:

1) prepucial flush
2) cervical mucous

Shipping Container:

Tritrichomonas transport media

Coolant:

frozen gel packs

Days Tested:

M-F
Turnaround Time:

6-14  bus. days
Comments: Transport media is supplied by the laboratory.

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