Each kit contains of a pre-paid Australia Parcel Post approved mailing satchel and a number of collection bags.
Each collection bag contains 10 smaller bags with clip tops and a spoon.
There is also a submission form.
Each kit will cover single animal submissions to multiple flock submissions.
- Fresh faecal samples are essential. The larvae hatch from the eggs rapidly and hatching reduces the accuracy of the counting techniques.
- Samples are best collected directly from the rectum.
- Samples from a freshly passed faecal deposit (still warm) are acceptable, but you should avoid collecting faeces that have been in contact with dirt or grass.
- Fill the sample bags as full as possible. You may need to experiment with quantities.
- Ensure the outside of the bags is clean and the clip tops are closed tightly.
- Fill out the submission form completely.
- Label each sample outer plastic bag with the same ID as is one your submission form.
- Keep a note of which flocks you submitted sheet for your records.
- The time between you collecting the sample and arrival at the lab should be no longer than 5 days.
- It is best to send the samples early in the week. This reduces the chance of samples being held in the mail system during the weekend.
- Complete the sender details and be sure to write email addresses very clearly.
- If paying by cheque, include payment with your submission.
- If Paying by EFT please include evidence of payment e.g. receipt
- Place the small clip top bags into the larger clear plastic bag, clip the top of the bag and place the bag into the reply paid satchel.
- If a sample is urgent then send it in an express post satchel. Let the lab know it is coming.
- Please post the samples as quickly as possible! If you need to hold your submission overnight, a cool place that is not the refrigerator is best.
- Egg count results are usually sent within 2 days of receipt of the sample. If a sample arrives on a Friday, then allow an extra day.
- Larval culture results are sent about 11 days after receipt of the sample since it requires 10 days for the larvae to develop to the appropriate stage for identification.
- If you need to discuss the results, Please phone our laboratory.