Stool Culture Test

This test checks for the presence of specific types of bacteria in a stool sample.




This test checks for the presence of specific types of bacteria in a stool sample.



This test checks for the presence of specific types of bacteria in a stool sample.

  • There are different tests to identify the bacteria present in a stool sample.
  • Certain bacteria can cause illnesses. Two examples are Salmonella and Shigella.

Your healthcare provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicine before the test.

  • In most cases, no special preparation is needed.
  • To get accurate results, put a fresh stool sample in a clean container. Then take the sample to the laboratory within two hours after collection.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan? If not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Stool Culture Test
Laboratory Work
Culture
Stool Culture


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