The data available in the 2003-2004 statutory forms of the Russian Federation's subjects show that the parasitological laboratories of state sanitary surveillance centers in the Russian Federation make little use of sanitary-and-parasitological studies during sanitary monitoring. Studies of the parasitological indices of foodstuffs, drinking water, wastewater and their sediments are not under way in some regions. There is a poor material and technical basis in the parasitological laboratories; the work of parasitological laboratories does not meet the requirements stipulated in Sanitary Regulations 1.2.731-99 "Safety of work with microorganisms of pathogenicity groups 3-4 and with helmints". Intralaboratory monitoring is not always under way in the parasitological laboratories. Highly skilled staff is lacking. It is necessary to extend the list of sanitary-and-parasitological studies in accordance with MU 3.2.1756-03 "Epidemiological surveillance of parasitic diseases".