Sample Collection

Please try to get a fresh sample from each animal to be sampled. Picking up a sample from manure that may have been in the barn for awhile will not yield good results. Place the sample into a zip lock style baggie and label with animal's name. Keep all samples refrigerated prior to shipping to slow down the deteriorization of any parasite eggs.

 

NOTE: While it is important to keep the samples cool, it is also important that they do not freeze.

 

For a standard fecal test, it is best to have ~10 pellets per sample. For a Baermann or sedimentation test a larger sample is needed if at all possible.

Sample Submission

 

If possible, please complete the sample submission form to include with your shipment. Your standard fecal samples will automatically be tested for all parasites noted in the Standard Centrifugal Fecal FlotationTest description (see Services tab) and those results will be included in your report.

   

Please note, if you are unable to print the sample submission form, please include the following information with your shipment: your name, contact information, payment information, goat's names, and testing that you want done (Standard, Baermann and/or Sedimentation).

Sample Submission Form

Please Click Here  to access the Sample Submission Form.

 

 

 

 

Sample Packaging

 

Samples may be shipped by mail, UPS or FedEx. Please select Priority Mail when shipping at the post office- the Priority Mail boxes work very well. Include an ice pack when packaging the samples and please contain the ice pack within a sealed plastic bag so that is does not leak and destroy the packaging. One tip is to saturate a small sponge with water, put into a ziplock bag and freeze. Additionally, it is very helpful for the sample submission form and check (if applicable) also sealed in a plastic bag to keep them clean and dry.