What is a Stool Culture test?
The cultured stool test is done to detect the presence of infectious bacteria in the digestive tract and to diagnose stomach problems. This test differentiates between healthy and infectious microflora in the gut. It is recommended if a person suffers from stomach pain, abnormal bowel movements, persistent diarrhoea, blood in stool, nausea, and fever.
When is the Stool Culture test recommended?
It is recommended:If you have experienced signs or symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fever for a long time.If the doctor suspects any stomach or intestinal infection.If you have any severe symptoms, such as extreme dehydration or have diarrhoea from travelling to another country.
What does it measure?
The Stool Culture test measures:The presence of bacteria in the stool, which are responsible for the infection in the lower digestive tract.This test differentiates between pathogenic (disease-causing) and the normal flora bacteria that are present in the digestive tract. Certain microorganisms are generally part of the normal flora that is present in everyone’s digestive tract. They aid in food digestion and also keep a check on the growth of disease-causing bacteria.Certain medicines, such as broad-spectrum antibiotics, obstruct the growth of the normal flora (certain bacteria and fungi) and let other bacteria, such as clostridium difficile, grow and survive in the digestive tract.Clostridium difficile is resistant to antibiotics, which makes it difficult to treat. These conditions lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 120 hours or 5 days after the collection of the stool sample.
What is the cost of the Stool Culture test in Hyderabad?
The cost of the Stool Culture test in Hyderabad is Rs. 1,000.
How often should I get tested for the Stool Culture test?
The Stool Culture test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Stool Culture test?
No growth after 48 hours of incubation.
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a stool sample for examination.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Stool Culture test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Stool Culture test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Stool Culture test in Hyderabad?
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 the Stool Culture test with Orange Health Labs in Hyderabad?
Orange Health Labs is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Hyderabad. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics 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!