History

The McMaster Method for fecal egg counts was developed as a tool to get a quantitative estimate of parasites in a given animal. The original McMaster technique has evolved through a series of modifications since its initial development in 1939. Today it is often referred to as the Modified McMaster Method or the Modified McMaster Technique. Parasitologists all over the world have experimented with slight variations in technique, such as the use of various flotation solutions (e.g. chemical, salt or sugar), the optional use of a centrifuge, and different quantities of feces. These and other modifications can be used with our McMaster slide to obtain fast and reliable test results in routine veterinary practice, as well as in academic or scientific applications.

Which ever method your lab employs, the McMaster slide is a simple and fast method for routine veterinary practice.