TVMDL’s parasitology section will retire the fecal microscopy test, due to the overlap between fecal microscopy and fecal cytology tests. Starting September 1, fecal microscopy tests will be processed as fecal cytologies. Fecal cytology involves the microscopic evaluation of stained fecal smears by a pathologist, with parasitologist consultation as indicated. Fecal cytology can provide general information about bacterial and fungal populations, evidence of inflammation, and the presence of certain infectious agents. Additional parasitology tests, such as fecal flotation, sedimentation, and quantitative egg counts, are not affected by this test retirement.