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A stool routine is a series of tests done on a stool (feces) sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. These conditions can include infection (such as from parasites, viruses, or bacteria), poor nutrient absorption, or cancer.
For a stool analysis, a stool sample is collected in a clean container and then sent to the laboratory. Laboratory analysis includes microscopic examination, chemical tests, and microbiologic tests. The stool will be checked for color, consistency, amount, shape, odor, and the presence of mucus. The stool may be examined for hidden (occult) blood, fat, meat fibers, bile, white blood cellsClick here to see an illustration., and sugars called reducing substances. The pH of the stool also may be measured.
Stool Analysis; Stool Test; Stool Ph; Stool for occult blood.
Diarrhea; Gastroenteritis; Malabsorbtion; HIV; Cancer; Ulcerativer colitis; Crohn's diseases; Food Poisoning; Anaemia
Stool analysis is done to:
Help identify diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreas. Certain enzymes (such as trypsin or elastase) may be evaluated in the stool to help To determine how well the pancreas is functioning. Help find the cause of symptoms affecting the digestive tract, including prolonged diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, an increased amount of gas, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, bloating, abdominal pain and cramping, and fever. Screen for colon cancer by checking for hidden (occult) blood. Look for parasites, such as pinworms or Giardia. Look for the cause of an infection, such as bacteria, a fungus, or a virus. Check for poor absorption of nutrients by the digestive tract (malabsorption syndrome). For this test, all stool is collected over a 72-hour period and then checked for fat (and sometimes for meat fibers). This test is called a 72-hour stool collection or quantitative fecal fat test.
A stool routine may be ordered when someone has signs and symptoms of an infection of the digestive tract, such as: