Parasitology

Services & Fees

Effective August 7, 2019

Note: A $10 accession fee will be applied to all submissions. A centrifugation charge of $1.25 per tube may be applied. 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.

Submission form  

Feces: Best Practice Sample Submission

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

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs (during hot weather)
Fee:
18.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
2-3 bus. days
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

1) whole fish 2) viscera

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
5.25 per fish
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 bus. day
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs (during hot weather)
Fee:
21.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

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

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.50 (Giardia IFA can be added at no additional charge)
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.

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
27.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-30 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

3-5 gm or 1 tablespoon of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
18.50 each
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

10 gm or 2 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
Freezer pack (during hot weather)
Fee:
18.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
2-3 bus. days
Comments:

Refrigerate samples, but Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

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

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.50 (Cryptosporidia IFA may be added at no additional charge)
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.

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml serum or plasma

Shipping Container:

Sterile tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs or frozen
Fee:
36.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. days
Comments:

Do not send whole blood.

See also Knotts Test (Dirofiliaria) and SNAP 4DX

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

See also Canine Anigen/Feline Antibody and SNAP 4DX

Specimen Requirements:

fresh whole fish or muscle tissue

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
1.05 per fish
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1 bus. day
Comments:

Visual observation for standard regulatory inspection.

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
33.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-30 bus. days
Comments:
Specimen Requirements:

15 gm or 3 tablespoons of fresh feces

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
24.50 (10 or more samples 17.00 each)
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. day
Comments:

Do not freeze.

Specimen Requirements:

1) prepucial flush 2) cervical mucous

Shipping Container:

Tritrichomonas transport media

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
19.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
6-14 bus. days
Comments:

Transport media is supplied by the laboratory.