Lab Test On Demand's Stool Screening tests are 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.
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Ova and parasite test looks for parasites and their eggs (ova) in a sample of your stool. A parasite is a tiny plant or animal that gets nutrients by living off another creature.
Parasites can live in your digestive system and cause illness. These are known as intestinal parasites.
Occult Blood Stool Test or Fecal Globin Test looks for blood in the stool.
Blood in stool may indicate hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, or another condition.
White Blood Cells Stool Test or WBC Stool Test looks for white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, in your stool. White blood cells are part of the immune system.
If you have leukocytes in your stool, it can be a sign of a bacterial infection that affects the digestive system.
Reducing Substances Stool Test is a stool sample test used to diagnose lactose intolerance (and some rare metabolic abnormalities).
Lactose intolerance can be caused by a prolonged or severe episode of viral gastroenteritis.
Stool culture is a test on a stool sample to find germs (such as bacteria or a fungus) that can cause an infection.
A sample of stool is added to a substance that promotes the growth of germs. If no germs grow, the culture is negative. If germs that can cause infection grow, the culture is positive.
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