RVC/FAO guide to Veterinary Parasitology
Baermann technique: Procedure step 5

Draw off a few millilitres of fluid from the stem of the funnel into a test tube.

Then either:

leave to sediment for at least 30 minutes.

funnel with fluid being drawn offtest tube

Or if a centrifuge is available, the fluid can be drawn into a centrifuge tube and spun at 1000 rpm for 2 minutes.


Health and Safety

Faeces may contain hazardous pathogens (bacteria, viruses etc). Appropriate hygiene and safety procedures should be employed. Local health and safety regulations should be observed.