What is the Stool Hanging Drop test?
The stool for hanging drop test checks for the presence of certain bacteria that have an organ for locomotion known as flagella. This is the modified version of the wet mount method.
When is the Stool Hanging Drop test recommended?
It is recommended:
When a bacterial infection of the digestive system is suspected and symptoms of such infection appear, including watery stool, inconsistent bowel movements, stomach pain, etc.
It performs a presumptive diagnosis of cholera caused by the infection of Vibrio cholera.
What does it measure?
The Stool Hanging Drop test:
In a wet mount, though the shape and size of bacteria can be observed, motility may be hampered as the suspension is pressed between the slide and the coverslip. That is why the hanging drop preparation or motility test is performed for clear observation of the motility of bacteria, besides their shape and size.
The wet mount and the hanging drop methods preserve cell shape and arrangement. The vaseline-sealed depression also slows down the drying process, so the organisms can be observed for longer periods.
This preparation provides a clear image of bacteria moving across the microscopic field and shows the true signs of motility.
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 Hanging Drop test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Stool Hanging Drop test in Bangalore is Rs.300.
How often should I get tested for the Stool Hanging Drop test?
The Stool Hanging Drop test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Stool Hanging Drop test?
Negative for the Vibrio cholera smear.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a stool sample.
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 Hanging Drop test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Stool Hanging Drop test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Stool Hanging Drop 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 slot booked by you.
Why should I book a Stool Hanging Drop test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
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