1. For details of investigations performed, see under Gastro-enteritis/enteric pathogens. Requests for parasitological investigation should be clearly indicated.

  2. The specimen container should not be filled to the brim (a walnut sized portion of stool, or about 10ml of liquid faeces, is all that is required).
  3. Please ensure that any requests for additional investigations on the specimen are made within 7 days from the date of the original request.

See also clostridium difficile and sellotape smear.


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