Diagnostic Parasitology - Routine diagnostic tests

  • Direct Smear (all animal species, a fresh specimen required)
  • Faecal Flotation (NaCl solution, other solutions on demand; all animal species)
  • McMaster Faecal Egg Counts (all species)
  • Baermann test for lungworms (all animal species)
  • Sedimentation techniques (qualitative & quantitative; all animal species)
  • Direct Fluorescence Test for Cryptosporidium and Giradia
    - all mammalian species; only experimental for birds, reptiles and fish
  • Tritrichomonas foetus Culture
    - cats; only experimental for dogs and other potential hosts


Hookworm eggs


Toxocara canis