Worm Count Test Kit

From £18.50 per test

This kit includes free 24 hour TRACKED return postage! No need to apply a stamp to the return envelope, and you can fully track the sample’s progress back to the lab. 

Our comprehensive and excellent value worm count test checks for gastrointestinal nematodes (gut roundworms) and protozoa for one animal. The screen is undertaken by fully trained and specialist analysts using microscopy techniques, in our state of the art, purpose-built laboratory. Free after test advice is available with all of our screens.

Order before 3pm Monday-Friday for free same day dispatch, which we send on a 24 hour service.  If your screen is urgent and you would prefer to send a sample directly to the lab, please contact us and we will give you a Unique Lab Reference number and help you with what to do.

Do you also need a lungworm test? Click here to view our combined saver pack which includes a worm count test and lungworm test. This saver pack offers considerable savings compared to buying each test separately.

Further information

A worm egg screen is suitable for all species of animals. The collection kits are standard for all animals, however the screening process varies slightly depending on the species. We will take care of this once received into the lab.

The purpose of screening is to determine if there is an internal parasite burden of mature, egg laying worms at the time the sample was taken. If so, the species of parasite will be identified, so that targeted and appropriate treatment can be given. Our worm egg screen is very comprehensive, providing accurate identification as well as quantitative results for each species of parasite where appropriate.

A one-day sample of the first faecal motion of the day is required for this screen. The kits come with full instructions of the requirements and we recommend they are read and followed exactly.

This kit is for one animal and includes:

  • One recyclable padded envelope, made with 60% recycled material
  • Free tracked return 24hr postage
  • One white paper laboratory request form and test and instruction sheet
  • One clear recyclable sample collection box in resealable write-on panelled bag
  • One biodegradable second sealable bag
  • One biodegradable natural wood sampling spoon

Worm counts hold significant importance in the context of dog health. Regular monitoring using worm counts enables early detection and treatment of internal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, threadworms and whipworms. In addition, worm count tests can confirm if your current treatment programme is working. High worm burdens can lead to a range of issues, including weight loss, poor coat condition, diarrhoea, and even life-threatening complications.

If running a worm count for dogs or other companion animal, the screen will identify and quantify of all species present within the family groups of:

  • Ascarids
  • Hookworms
  • Whipworms
  • Threadworms
  • All species of cestodes (Tapeworms*)
  • Protozoa – Coccidia

The worm count test, as standard, also reports on:

  • Undigested lipids (qualitative analysis)
  • Undigested microscopic food particles (qualitative analysis)

*Tapeworms are intermittent shedders and do not always show on a worm egg screen.  If present, the species will be identified.  As they may not have been present when the sample was taken, it is advisable to use regular tapeworm specific treatment.

This screen requires a 1 day sample and comes with complete sample collection instructions. Free after test advice is available with all our screens. 

This kit includes free 24 hour TRACKED return postage! No need to apply a stamp to the return envelope, and you can fully track the sample’s progress back to the lab. 

Do you need to undertake a lungworm test for your dog?

Please click here to see our lungworm kits.

Do you need both a lungworm test and worm count test for your dog?

Please click here to see our combined lungworm test and worm count test for dogs or other animals. This combined test offers huge savings compared to purchasing each kit separately.

Our worm count for reptiles is an essential tool for monitoring the parasite burden of your reptile / exotic pet. It includes a comprehensive test that checks for intestinal worms and some protozoa, giving you an accurate assessment of your reptile’s parasite burden.

If running this screen for a reptile or exotic animal, the screen will identify and quantify of all species present within the family groups of:

  • Pinworms
  • Ascarids
  • Hookworm
  • Hepatic worms
  • Cestodes (Tapeworms*)

The screen also covers Identification and quantification of the following protozoans:

  • Coccidia
  • Balantidium
  • Nyctotherus

*Tapeworms are very intermittent shedders and do not always show on a worm egg screen.  If present in the sample, the species will be identified.

The kit is designed to be user-friendly, providing clear and concise instructions that make it easy to obtain accurate and reliable results. Our reptile / exotic worm count test is ideal for reptile owners who want a streamlined detailed test to allow for accurate parasite management.

All parasites are reported with their English and Latin names, which is useful if veterinary intervention is required.

If running this screen for an equine, the screen will identify and quantify all species present within the family groups of:

  • Redworms
  • Ascarids
  • Pinworms
  • Stomach worms
  • Neck worms
  • Cestodes (Tapeworms*)

The screen, as standard, also reports on:

  • Protozoa– Eimeria lukarti
  • Undigested excess fibre (qualitative analysis) which can indicate dietary or teeth related issues

*  If tapeworm segments are present in the sample, we will report on these however, due to the irregular shedding pattern of the equine tapeworm, a negative result should not be taken as a zero presence.  We recommend at least annual worming for tapeworm.

All parasites are reported with their English and Latin names, which is useful if veterinary intervention is required.

  • All species of gastrointestinal nematodes–Identification and quantification of all species, which includes Haemunchus contortus (barber pole)
  • Cestodes (Tapeworms*)
  • Protozoa– two species of coccidia

*Tapeworms are very intermittent shedders and do not always show on a worm egg screen.  If present, the species will be identified.

This screen is suitable for individual animals kept alone, or individual animals of concern.  Groups of animals should be screened using the ‘Flock/Herd Worm Egg Count’ kit

All parasites are reported with their English and Latin names, which is useful if veterinary intervention is required.

  • Nematodes–Identification and quantification of all species which notably includes Syngamus trachea (Gapeworm) amongst others
  • Cestodes (Tapeworms*)
  • Protozoa– Eimeria

This is an individual test for one bird kept alone or a bird of concern.  Two or more birds should be tested using the ‘Flock/Herd Worm Egg Count’ kit 

*Tapeworms are very intermittent shedders and do not always show on a worm egg screen.  If present, the species will be identified.

Undertaking worm counts on pet rabbits is crucial for their overall health and well-being. Gastrointestinal parasites can silently inhabit a rabbit’s digestive system, leading to serious health complications if left unchecked.

Regular worm counts help identify infestations early, enabling timely treatment and preventing potential harm to the rabbit. As rabbits are sensitive creatures, their delicate digestive systems can be severely impacted by parasites, affecting appetite, energy levels, and overall vitality. By conducting routine worm counts, rabbit owners can minimise the risk of parasitic related illnesses.

We have an excellent breeders programme, which often enables a reduction in the use of chemicals during pregnancy and early weeks/months of life.  If you are interested in further information, please visit our breeders specific page to discuss the appropriate times to screen based on your bitch/queen’s circumstances.

Most breeders factor in the cost of the tests to the price of the pup or kitten, so the overall cost is transparent.

How does it work?

1. Choose and order your kit

Select the screens you would like to run for your animal and we will post you a collection kit

2. Send us a sample for testing

Collect your animals faecal sample and post it to us for testing in our laboratory

3. Receive your results via email

Free Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA) aftercare is available where required.

Why choose Wormcount.com?

Experienced &
Dedicated Team

At Wormcount.com we are a caring, experienced and dedicated team. Our analysts have a combined experience of over 50 years.

Fast, Reliable
& Friendly Service

We have earned the reputation of being fast, reliable and friendly and we believe the key to our first class service is first classcommunication.

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