External Parasite Evaluation
|WADDL - Pullman||Aquatic Health||Mon-Fri||7 days|
This test screens skin/mucous, gills, and fins from aquatic species for external parasites, including leeches, crustaceans, ciliates, flagellates, monogeneans, digenean trematodes, dinoflagellates, microsporidians, and myxozoans.
Live fish or fresh fish carcasses; please contact WADDL in advance to arrange live fish submissions.
Please contact WADDL in advance to arrange live fish submissions. On your submission form, make sure to indicate which tissue types (skin/mucous, gills, and/or fins) and parasite types you are requesting to be tested.
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Fresh aquatic animal carcasses should be submitted in a leak-proof container and kept well-hydrated (okay to ship in water).
Fresh aquatic animal carcasses should be packed in an insulated container and chilled. Live aquatic animals should be submitted with appropriate water and air, as well as insulation and cooling/heating, to ensure live arrival; note temperatures and weather at shipping and receiving locations when shipping live animals and do not ship during extreme weather. Please ship all samples for External Parasite Evaluation overnight to arrive on a weekday.
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Order one test per fish. Please indicate which tissue types (skin/mucous, gills, and/or fins) and parasite types you are requesting screening for on your submission form. 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.