Stool Culture

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine whether you have pathogenic bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.

When to Get Tested?

When you have diarrhoea that lasts more than a few days and/or have blood or mucous in your loose stools.

Sample Required?

A fresh stool sample or one that has been placed in a transport medium (a collection bottle containing a nutrient solution).