sample to specimen tube.
centrifuge tube with attached strainer.
and strain specimen into centrifuge tube
strainer assembly and centrifuge.
Fecal System Reduces Odors, Improves Recovery
Processing of fecal samples by centrifugal
flotation has emerged as the new gold standard due to its
improved sensitivity over traditional (gravity) flotation.
Not only has centrifugation become the method of choice
among veterinary parasitologists, but a leading industry
group, the Companion Animal
Parasite Council, has also published it in their recommended
guidelines for practitioners. Studies performed at a number
of veterinary colleges have shown a parasite recovery rate
for centrifugal processing of as much as 2 to 3 times that
for gravity flotation. This finding becomes particularly
important when parasites are present in low numbers.
One of the objections to centrifugal flotation
has been the general messiness and odors associated with
the procedure. The FPC® fecal parasite concentrator addresses
these concerns with a clean and efficient closed system
for recovering helminth eggs, protozoan cysts, and coccidia.
FPC® replaces open strainer or gauze filtration with two
15 ml polypropylene tubes interconnected with a precision
molded plastic strainer. Ova and parasites will pass through
the 0.6 diameter holes while excess fecal debris is retained.
In addition to the tubes and strainer, the 100 test kit
includes wooden applicators and sampling spoons. Hospital
staff should have no problem quickly mastering the simplified
(Download complete instructions.)
100 Test FPC® Fecal Parasite Concentrator
*For optimum results, we
recommend a variable speed “swinging bucket” centrifuge
be used with the FPC kit. Click
here for more information.