C DifficileThis test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff) infection. C. Diff is a type of bacteria found in the digestive tract. Antibiotic medication sometimes weakens other forms of normal bacteria and allows C. Diff to flourish.
Fecal FatThe Fecal Fat Stool Test is used to assess the amount of fat (lipids) in a person's stool sample. This test can help determine if a person's body is not properly absorbing dietary fat. Excess fat in the stool can be indicative of a digestive disorder or malabsorption.
GiardiaGiardia is a protozoan that can cause diarrhea. Infection occurs after ingestion of contaminated food or water. Also Known As: Giardiasis, Giardia Lamblia Direct Detection EIA
H Pylori, StoolH Pylori is a bacteria commonly found in the stomach. It weakens the stomach's natural protective lining making it more susceptible to damage from gastric acid. This can lead to the development of ulcers and in time, increase the risk of developing stomach cancer. Symptoms of H Pylori typically include heartburn, nausea, gas, stomach or abdominal pain, bloating, voting and indigestion.
Occult Blood, FecalThis test is commonly ordered as a routine screening to aid in the early detection of Colon Cancer. Yearly testing is recommended for people age 50 and above. This test may also be ordered by people experiencing symptoms of anemia.
Ova and ParasiteThis test is used to look for parasitic organisms or ova (eggs) in a stool sample. The most common cause of parasitic infection is through consuming contaminated food or water. Common symptoms of parasites in the lower digestive tract include prolonged diarrhea, blood or mucus in stool, nausea and abdominal pain.
Stool Culture TestThe Stool Culture Test is used to detect the presence of disease causing bacterial organisms including Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin (if detected, Escherichia coli O157, Culture will be performed) in the stool and aid in the diagnosis of Typhoid Fever, Enteric Fever, Bacillary Dysentery, and Salmonella infection.
WBC, StoolThis test looks for the presence of White Blood Cells (WBC) or Leukocytes in a stool sample. White blood cells, which are produced by the body to fight infections, are not typically present in the stool. When white blood cells are present, it can be an indication of conditions such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis.