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A stool ova and parasites (O&P) test is used to detect parasites and eggs in the intestines. This is a relatively easy and common examination. You produce the sample on your own at home and the stool is then analyzed in a lab.
Your doctor can use a fecal culture to learn about the bacteria in your digestive tract and diagnose bacterial infections. Learn what it involves.
Stool cultures are important tools for understanding and treating intestinal illness. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing uncomfortable intestinal symptoms. A stool culture examines stool (or fecal) samples for organisms that may be...