Parasitology

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Services & Fees

Effective March 16, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Do not freeze.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Turnaround Time:
1-2 bus. days
Comments:

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times.
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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
27.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Do not freeze.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times.
Comments:

Refrigerate samples, but Do not freeze.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
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.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Do not send whole blood.

See also Knotts Test (Dirofiliaria) and SNAP 4DX

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

Specimen Requirements:

1 ml whole blood

Shipping Container:

purple top tube

Coolant:
frozen gel packs
Fee:
29.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Do not freeze.

See also Canine Anigen/Feline Antibody and SNAP 4DX

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Visual observation for standard regulatory inspection.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

Specimen Requirements:

preserve in 70% ethanol

Shipping Container:

leakproof container

Coolant:
none
Fee:
33.50
Days Tested:
M-F
Turnaround Time:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Do not freeze.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100

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:
Please see note in comments area re: increased turnaround times
Comments:

Transport media is supplied by the laboratory.

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to staffing issues in Parasitology, there may be a 24-72 hour delay in testing turnaround time.  We anticipate at this time that this possibility will exist until mid June of 2020.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  For Parasitology questions, please contact Dr. Erin Burton at burt0233@umn.edu, or call her at 612-625-8100