Imperial Collage Healthcare

Faecal culture

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

Sample Required
Faecal sample

Sample Container
Sterile universal container

Sample Volume
5-10 mL

Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight

Turnaround Time
Up to 4 days

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

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