WORM EGG COUNT STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Download the Specimen Advice Form.
Fill out the form before you collect the sample, the form can remove confusion when collecting samples.
Label the specimen containers. Write your sample ID name, date and time of collection on the outside of the each individual specimen container.
DIG IN! Once you have identified your animals sample, scoop up a clean sample into the specimen container using a new collection stick for each sample to avoid cross contamination.
Ideally, the sample size should half fill the specimen container or be approximately the size of a gold ball.
Carefully place the cap on the container and check the information written on the container is correct. Place in a sealed bag.
If your sample is warm when you collect it, place it in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes before packaging it for shipping. Never freeze the faecal sample.
If you are not able to ship your sample on the same day it is collected, simply place the sample in the refrigerator (<4° C), until you are ready to ship it.
Determine with certainty the faecal sample has come from the correct animal, If sending more than one sample, use one specimen container for each animal.
The manure sample must be fresh. Parasitic matter deteriorates over time, which affects the test results. Schedule collection of samples in the morning if possible.
Avoid collecting a manure sample that contains dirt, shavings, grass, etc. Use a new collection stick per sample to avoid cross contamination.
Select the sample from the top or middle of the manure pile. Avoid taking the sample from the portion of the pile touching the ground to minimize potential contamination.
It is highly recommended that your sample arrive at the lab within two days of its collection.
After the Lab receives your faecal sample, a test will be performed to analyse and calculate your samples parasite burden.
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