FPC® - SV™ Fecal Parasite Concentrator Special Version

    • Plunger/strainer system
    • Simple, safe, sanitary, and efficient
    • Minimal odor
    • No funnel, no gauze, no mess
    • Standardization of concentration method
    • Highly recommended for the veterinary practice, as well as for human clinical specimens

    The FPC®-SV™ Special Version* Fecal Parasite Concentrator is a simple, clean, and efficient device used to concentrate helminth eggs and larvae, protozoan cysts, coccidian oocysts, and microsporidian spores. Excellent results are obtained using either fresh or preserved specimens. The system couples a polypropylene tube containing a strainer/plunger apparatus with a 15 mL centrifuge tube. This system is particularly relevant for the types of animal stools seen in the veterinary practice (often formed stool and/or containing very coarse food substances).


    The methodology is a modification of the commonly used Ritchie formalin-ether (F-E) method. However the FPC® -SV™ uses a closed system comprised of a polypropylene tube containing a strainer/plunger apparatus. This system can be used with various stool fixatives or fresh specimens.

    Using the plunger, the fresh or preserved stool is pushed through the 0.6 mm × 0.6 mm holes in the strainer into the formalin, while the excess fecal debris is retained in the cup portion of the device.


    This leakproof, self-contained concentration system leaves no mess and minimizes odor. Benefits of this approach also include the ability to standardize the fecal concentration procedure, thus eliminating varying results among different users. The procedure is easy to perform and minimizes personnel exposure to potentially infectious specimens. Fresh fecal specimens or specimens preserved in 5% or 10% formalin, merthiolate iodine formalin (MIF), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or sodium acetate-acetic acid-formalin (SAF) can be used in this system.

    Overall benefits include: simplicity, safety, multiple fixative options, a proven plunger apparatus, excellent parasite recovery, standardization of the procedure, and minimal odor without funnels, gauze, and potential laboratory spills and contamination.

    Catalog Number Description PKG

    FPC® Special Version

    100 tests/case