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Lathrop Veterinary Center

Fecal Collection Instructions

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  • Please bring in a fresh fecal sample about the size of a quarter or larger (it can be placed in a sandwich bag or small container)

  • Make sure that the sample is less than an hour old, before bringing it straight down (no appointment required). We do not have the ability to send out fecal samples on Sunday.

  • If you can not make it straight down, you can place the fresh sample in the fridge for up to 12 hours.

  • The samples are sent out to the lab and results are returned after one business day.

Thank you for doing this messy task; this valuable lab test will better help us to monitor your pet’s health