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Dx Parasitology Fee Schedule [FY2020]

DX Parasitology Fillable Electronic Submission Form

DX Parasitology Multiple Animal Supplemental Form

Shipping Information

US Postal Service: Diagnostic Parasitology Service
MS 4467
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4467
FedEX and UPS: Diagnostic Parasitology Service
Texas A&M University
664 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy. Bldg. 1814
College Station, TX 77843-4467

Important “Dos”:

  • Please, check submission requirements for each test;
  • Samples should be properly stored in vials or bags;
  • Express the air out of the plastic bags for avoiding parasite development that may impact results;
  • Samples should be properly labeled;
  • Submission form should be filled with appropriate history and requested tests, and included with the sample, and/or emailed;
  • Overnight shipping is ideal to avoid impact on the results;
  • Cold packs should be used for fecal samples, in special when weather is hot;
  • Remember that we are here to assist you!

Tests, Fee Schedule, Purpose of Tests

Test Sample Type Cost 1-6 Cost 7+ Purpose Min. amount of sample Turnaround Time
Double Centrifugal Sugar Float Feces $16 Qualitative and concentration technique for recovering eggs and oocysts from feces 2g 1-2 Days
Double Centrifugal Zinc Float Feces $16 Qualitative and concentration technique for recovering eggs and oocysts from feces, used mainly for detection of Giardia sp. oocysts 2g 1-2 Days
Direct Smear Feces $12 Qualitative technique primarily used for detection of motile protozoal trophozoites and L1 larvae of some nematodes (e.g., Strongyloides) 1g 1-2 Days
Combination Direct and Float Feces $24 Combination of double centrifugal sugar flotation and direct saline smear (as above) 3g 1-2 Days
Sedimentation Feces $22 $18 Qualitative and concentration technique used to detect dense eggs that do not float well such as: Spirurid nematides, fluke, Acanthocephalan, and Pseudophyllidean eggs 5g 1-2 Days
Fluke Finder Feces $20 $18 Qualitative and concentration technique for recovering Fasciola hepatica eggs from domestic ruminants and bison, Fascioloides magna from cervids, and other fluke eggs from large animal feces 5g 1-2 Days
McMasters EPG (Quantitative FEC) Feces $16 $12 Quantitative and concentration technique for counting eggs and/or oocysts in large numbers, Most useful small ruminants, horses and young bovids Small ruminants-2g

Horses-4g

1-2 Days
Wisconsin EPG (Quantitative FEC) Feces $22 $18 Quantitative and concentration technique for counting eggs and/or oocysts in low numbers, Most useful for cattle and bison 5g 1-2 Days
MiniFLOTAC (Quantitative FEC) Feces $22 $18 Quantitative and concentration technique for counting eggs and/or oocysts 5g 1-2 Days
Eimeria oocyst Count (McMasters) Feces $14 Quantitative and concentration technique for counting oocysts in large numbers (Poultry) 2g 1-2 Days
Eimeria oocyst Count (MiniFLOTAC) Feces $16 Quantitative and concentration technique for counting oocysts (Poultry) 2-5g 1-2 Days
Coproculture Larval ID Feces $50 Quantitative and concentration technique that allows genus-level identification of larvae gastrointestinal nematodes cultured from eggs 50g (can be pooled) 8-15 Days
Baermann Test Feces $20 Qualitative and concentration technique for recovery of larvae from feces

Large Animal: Dictyocaulus, Protostrongylus, Muellerius, and Paraelaphostrongylus

Small Animal: Strongyloides, Filaroides, Crenosoma, and Aelurostrongylus

2g Small Animal

5g Large Animal

1-2* Days

 

* Most Baermanns require 2 days for processing and reading; therefore, it is good to avoid Friday submissions.

Organ/Worm Count Organ and Contents $60 Quantitative and concentration technique used primarily to detect and determine worm burdens in the abomasum and intestines of livestock and other ungulates. 1-3 Days
Gross Specimen ID Specimen in 70% Ethanol $20 Identification of endo or ectoparasites based on morphological characteristics. Individual or multiple parasites. Presence of two or more different parasites may reflect on charges. 1 -7 Days.

 

While most should take 1-2 days, some specimens may require additional processing and research for an accurate diagnosis.

Stained Fecal Smear Feces $25 Qualitative technique for identification of protozoa or larvae in fecal samples 1g Min of 1 Day
Knott Test for Microfilaria Blood $20 Concentration technique for microfilariae of filarial nematodes in blood samples 2mL 1-2 Days
Stained Blood Film Blood $25 Qualitative technique for identification of protozoan or larvae (microfilariae) in blood samples 1mL Min of 1 Day
Other Parasitology Services Variable Contact the lab for info. Variable Variable
After Hours Fee $50

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