Ceratomyxa shasta Intestinal Smear
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To detect the myxosporean parasite Ceratomyxa shasta in intestinal mucus by examination of stained smears using light microscopy.
Mucosa from posterior 1/3 of the intestine.
Excise the distal intestine with a scalpel or scissors and discard the feces. Scrape the mucosal surface with the cytology scraper and place collected mucosal cells and mucus into an appropriate whirlpak bag or sample tube. Pool samples from up to 5 fish.
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Capped tube or whirlpak bag.
Ship chilled in insulted cooler or styrofoam shipper on ice packs.
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