What is a Stool Examination (Routine) test?
The stool (faeces) sample provides valuable information about problems in the stomach, intestines, rectum, or other parts of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. In an ova and parasites (O & P) exam, a tech person views the stool sample under a microscope to look for parasites and their ova (eggs) or cysts, which are hard shells that are protected by some of the parasites at a certain stage in their lifecycle.
When is the Stool Examination (Routine) test recommended?
It is recommended:
If you have any symptoms suggesting disease of the digestive tract, such as prolonged diarrhoea, pain in the abdomen, loss of appetite, and fever.
If there is a suspicion of parasitic infection in the intestine, like an amoeba, giardia, etc.
To check for poor absorption of nutrients by the digestive tract (malabsorption syndromes).
What does it measure?
The Stool Examination (Routine) test measures:
The Stool Examination (Routine) test is done to find the cause of diarrhoea, detect parasites and know the cause of symptoms affecting the gastrointestinal tract.
The stool examination and routine microscopy (R/M) are done by taking concentrated sediment of fresh or formalin-preserved stool (faeces), followed by drying the slide to make the specimen dry. It is then fixed with the reagents and stained with different colours of stain.
After completion of the staining procedure, the slide is examined under the microscope in different fields to identify the protozoan trophozoites, ova, and cysts and for confirmation of any other species. Depending on what species is present, the reporting of the stool slide is done.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Stool Examination (Routine) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Stool Examination (Routine) test in Bangalore is Rs. 200.
How often should I get tested for the Stool Examination (Routine) test?
The Stool Examination (Routine) test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Stool Examination (Routine) test?
The high levels of fat in the stool may be caused by diseases such as pancreatitis, celiac disease, or other disorders that affect the absorption of fat.
The presence of ova in the stools indicates that there are parasites in the GIT.
The white blood cells in the stool are present due to inflammation of the intestines such as ulcerative colitis.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a stool sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Stool Examination (Routine) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Stool Examination (Routine) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Stool Examination (Routine) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Stool Examination (Routine) test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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