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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got answers! Check out the list of commonly-asked questions below to learn more about Micron Agritech and the Micron Kit for rapid parasite testing on grazing animals. If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, please get in touch.

Our Products

Q1: How can I purchase Micron Kit?

Micron Kit is currently only available to a select number of super users.

Are you a vet that runs a large number of FEC’s? Interested in trialling Micron Kit? Reach out to our team today! www.micronagritech.com/contact-us

Q2: I have run out of test credits, how do I purchase more?

Congratulations! 🎉

You can contact your account manager directly to purchase additional tests at a discounted price.

Q3: Where is Micron Kit currently available?

Micron Kit is currently being trialled in Ireland, the UK, the USA, New Zealand and Australia by some of the world’s leading vets.

Q4: Who can use the Micron Kit?

Micron Kit has been designed so that it can be used by anyone, there is no need for complicated training or any expertise.

Q5: Do I need a smartphone to use Micron Kit?

Tests are done through our simple to use app which is available for both iOS and Android devices.

Q5: How accurate are Micron Kit tests?

The Micron Kit FEC test is based on the decades old McMaster FEC procedure used by laboratories. Our method has been streamlined and standardised to produce more repeatable and consistent results than the standard method.

Micron Kit is proficiency tested through VetQAS to the same standard as traditional laboratories are.

Our statistical analysis results show that the z-scores from our test results are repeatedly closer to the consensus value within a population of results than many traditional veterinary laboratories. Even with a much faster turnaround time, the Micron Kit doesn’t compromise on accuracy – in fact, we’re setting the standard for what ‘accuracy’ means.

Sample Prep

Q1: How fresh should samples be?

Faecal samples should be no more than 2 days old. The longer you wait before testing a sample the less likely the parasite eggs will be detected in the test.

Q2: How long does it take to prepare a sample using Micron Kit?

Samples can be prepared anywhere by anyone in under 5 minutes using our user-friendly, streamlined testing preparation procedure.

Q3: Can I prepare another slide while a sample is being analysed?

Yes, this will increase your testing throughput. Additional slides can be purchased directly through your account manager.

Q4: Can I use a regular centrifuge instead of the one provided in Micron Kit?

Yes, if you have a traditional centrifuge in your practice you can use it to increase testing speed. You should centrifuge a sample at 3,000 RPM for 1 minute.

The portable centrifuge in the kit is useful for when you are doing samples on-site, or don’t have immediate access to power.

Results

Q1: How long do results take to be generated?

Results typically take under 30 minutes to be generated, depending on the volume of testing coming through our system.

Q2: What are coccidia result levels based on?

Light: 30-1,000 OPG

Moderate: 1,000-2,000 OPG

High: 2,000-4,000 OPG Very High: 4,000 OPG +

Q3: What parasite types does Micron Kit diagnose?

The Micron Kit worm test is a FEC test (Fecal Egg Count). Micron Kit detects the same worm egg types that a lab FEC would. These are: Strongyle, Nematodirus, Strongyloides, Moniezia, Coccidia and Trichurus.

More information on these parasites can be found on our technology page through: https://micronagritech.com/technology

Q4: Can I use a regular centrifuge instead of the one provided in Micron Kit?

Yes, if you have a traditional centrifuge in your practice you can use it to increase testing speed. You should centrifuge a sample at 3,000 RPM for 1 minute.

The portable centrifuge in the kit is useful for when you are doing samples on-site, or don’t have immediate access to power.

Haven’t found the answer you’re looking for?

Please get in touch and we can help you with any query you may have regarding the Micron Kit

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