Parasitology

Parasitology

Direct examination, tape tests, and fecal flotation can be performed for clinical patient care, health surveillance or research. Our staff has specific expertise in the identification of parasites from laboratory rodent, ruminant, and aquatic species.

Gliricola porcelli
Gliricola porcelli Photo credit: VMTH Pathology Service

Test

 

Description

Rate code

Ectoparasite testing      
  Furmite testing Pelage collection with examination under a dissecting scope D070
  Tape testing with collection and interpretation Tape impression collection with microscopic examination D090
  Tape testing with interpretation only Microscopic examination ONLY D105
  fur mite qPCR assay. Ideal sample is fur swab.  
Endoparasite testing      
  Fecal flotation Sample preparation and examination D010
  Pinworm testing Fecal and intestinal content collection with examination under a dissecting scope D060
  Protozoa testing Intestinal content collection with examination under a light microscope D080
  Tape testing with collection and interpretation Tape impression collection with microscopic examination D090
  Tape testing with interpretation only Microscopic examination ONLY D100