Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Asian Tapeworm) Screening

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Aquatic Health Mon-Fri 29 days
Price: $15.00
This test screens for Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Asian tapeworm) by examination of fish intestinal samples. Most cyprinids are considered potential hosts, excluding goldfish. Infections have also been reported in silurids, poeciliids, percids, centrarchids, gobies, and cyprinodontids. 
Specimens Required
Fresh fish carcasses or fish intestines.
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
Send fresh fish carcasses or fish intestines individually packaged in Whirl-Pak bags or capped test tubes. Label with individual identifiers if necessary. 
Packing Instructions
Samples should be packed in an insulated container and chilled.

For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
If possible, please Contact Us in advance to schedule your submission. Please ship all samples to arrive on a weekday.
Ordering Instructions
Order one test per fish. To submit specimens without submitting through our online portal, please fill out the Aquatic Health Accession Form and include with your submission.

For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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