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Faecal culture

Category Microbiology
Test background

To investigate the presence of most common bacterial cause of gastroenteritis.

Clinicial Indications
Sample & container required Faecal sample - Sterile universal container
Sample volume 5-10 mL
Transport storage Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight
Turnaround time Up to 4 days
Notes

Samples may be referred to Public Health England for further investigation.