Fecal O&P: Semi-quantitative ova & parasite by double-centrifugal fecal floatation (zinc sulfate) and microscopy. Screens for roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and coccidia. Microscopic images of these or other findings are included on results report.
Giardia ELISA:Giardia cyst antigen by microassay well plate ELISA. Samples run in duplicate with positive and negative controls.
Upgrade to fecal egg count (FEC): An FEC by mini-FLOTAC to determine eggs per gram (epg) should be added to any hookworm positive canine Fecal O&P in case of multi-drug (dewormer) resistance.
Upgrade to microbe PCR: For pets with intermittent or persistent abnormal stools or digestive symptoms, add PCR for common intestinal pathogens (PCR panel differs between dogs and cats).