Stool Examination - Stool

Stool Examination - Stool

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Stool examination is done to examine a wide range of conditions including infection, poor nutrient absorption,cancers,etc

This Test Includes

Consistency

Mucous

RBCs - Stool

Blood - Stool

Fat Globules

Appearance - Stool

Colour

Parasite

Pus cells

pH

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 7

Parameter Names:

  • Blood
  • Color
  • Consistency
  • Mucous
  • Parasites
  • Pus CellsRed
  • Blood Cells

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Various Stool Tests may be done for different conditions. The most commonly used stool tests are as follows:

  • Blood in the stool: This is done to check for blood which may be visible in the stool. It could be due to a rectal tear which may be caused by straining against a hard stool.
  • Microbiology tests: These tests are conducted by examining stools using a microscope for any presence of worm larvae or eggs which cause diseases such as Hookworm, Whipworm, Ascariasis, and Strongyloidiasis.
  • Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT): A faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is conducted to check for hidden blood in the stool. This could be caused by few infectious diarrhea, bleeding within the gastrointestinal tract, and certain other conditions.
  • Chemical tests: Human faeces are normally alkaline and an acidic stool can indicate digestive problems such as lactose intolerance or a contagion such as E. coli or Rotavirus. The faecal pH test is conducted wherein a sample of faeces is tested for acidity to identify a medical condition.

What is this test

A stool test involves the analysis of faecal matter to diagnose a medical condition generally related to a problem in the stomach, intestines, or another part of the gastrointestinal system. In may also be done to screen for gastrointestinal bleeding, which may be an indicator of colon cancer.