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Each accession received will be charged a $5.00 accessioning fee, in addition to the requested testing.
Fees are subject to change without notice, please call the lab if you have any questions.
Contract pricing available. For information please refer to the contract billing page.

All test turnaround times are listed in business days and do not include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.

Fecal Flotation - FLOAT

Sample Details: 10g fresh fecal samples from animals 3 days of age or older
Cost/Fee: $25.00

Our fecal flotation test uses a range of flotation solutions from 1.18 to 1.33 specific gravity to create a broad spectrum test that detects actively shedding parasites. This includes protozoa, trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, acanthocephalans, etc in a wide variety of hosts (domestic pets, farm animals, wild animals, exotics and zoo animals). Additionally, parasites will be quantified based on host (i.e. ruminants, camelids, horses, farm animals, and large exotics/wild animals), sample condition (diarrheic samples will not be quantified), and when requested for research testing. Samples from individual animals are preferred. For best results submit fresh/refrigerated samples within seven days of collection. Samples that are preserved in 10% formalin or 70% alcohol can be tested but the preservative may compromise the quality of the sample for parasite detection.

Lab Section: Parasitology

Description: Modified Wisconsin double centrifugation concentration technique

Min Sample Volume:

Collection Container: leak-proof container

Coolant: Refrigerate. Ship overnight in insulated container with ice packs.

Test Target: Antigen

Test Days: M - F

Test Turnaround (business days): 1-3 days


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