MCS (Faeces)

Container: Blue top universal with spoon

Sample type: Faeces

Test name: MCS (Faeces) a.k.a. Stool, Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis Infection, UHS

Condition / Indication: Diarrhoea, clearance, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, Yersinia, Ecoli ,

Special precautions & notes: Please indicate duration of symptoms, any history of foreign travel, use of antibiotics, suspected food poisoning, type of food, and whether diarrhoea is community- or hospital-acquired. Routine screening for Cryptosporidium sp and Giardia sp is undertaken on all specimens received. There is no need to request this as a separate OC&P investigation.

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: Blue top universal with spoon

Ideal volume (mL): 1/3 full/10ml minimum

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 4 days