In the first column on the left (which is highlighted in blue) is the total strongyle egg count reported in eggs per gram. Strongyles are generally the species of worms that are most concerning; they consume blood, can cause anemia and death. There is no need to do any mathematical conversion to these numbers, they represent the actual result. The next three columns (highlighted in yellow) represent three species of strongyles that may be present. A capital X in bold designates the most prevalent species noted. If there are more than one species present, the less prevalent species are noted with a lowercase x. A zero indicates that none of that species was present.
The next two columns which are highlighted in peach are Moniezia (tapeworms) and Strongyloides (threadworms). If either of these species are noted there will be check marks in these columns. Refer to the key towards the bottom of the report which gives you a range of how many eggs were noted.
The next two columns on the top example are Nematodirus (thin-necked worm) and Muellarius (lungworm). If any of these are noted, the total number counted is listed in these columns. In the event other species are noted, i.e. Trichurus (whip worm), the column headings will be changed to incorporate other species that are not normally listed in the columns. Any parasitic presence that is detected in the standard test will be reported; if a species is not listed in the columns, it means that none were seen.
The final column which is highlighted in green is the level of coccidia detected. At the very bottom of the report there is a key that provides the number of coccidia within the descriptive range listed on the report. The species of coccidia is not reported as there are often multiple species within one sample. Camelids have different coccidia species than do goats and sheep.
Moving on to the lower portion of the example report, the Baermann test is highly specific for lungworms larvae. All of the other columns contain N/A because the only relevant results for Baermann tests are lungworm larvae. Similarly, the only relevant results for sedimentation tests are lungworm larvae and fluke eggs so the other columns are NA. Notice the column labeled Fasciola hepatica. Any standard or Baermann samples should have NA in this column because fluke eggs will not be detected with standard or Baermann tests.