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Fecal Direct Smear

Preferred Sample

Fresh feces (1 gram minimum)

Fee

$10

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

Same day if received by 1:00 p.m.

Description

Identification of protozoan trophozoites and cysts. Direct smear is ideal for protozoans that float poorly or are readily distorted by flotation solutions.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

Submit samples on ice within one day of collection whenever possible.

Additional Instructions

Very little fecal material is used for this procedure, therefore, the sensitivity of this test is low. It is not recommended for routine fecal examinations.