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/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.

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