Working of OvaCyte
Diagnosis of intestinal parasite infections by the veterinarian involves identification of the eggs or oocysts of the various parasite species in the faeces of the respective host.
The current method of identifying and counting intestinal parasites in both reference laboratories and in veterinary practices is a manual and lengthy process. It involves the veterinarian taking a faecal sample from the host, packing it up and sending to a laboratory for analysis, or conducting their own in-clinic manual microscopy process.
The laboratory then takes at least 48 hours to process and return the results, making the process time-consuming, inefficient and costly with possible animal welfare repercussions due to results delays.