The end of March marked the retirement of St George’s Hospital Virologist Dr David Carrington.
Faeces for Ova, Cysts and Parasites
|Category||Bacteriology Medical Microbiology|
|Reporting frequency||TAT - Culture within 3 - 4 days|
If a hot stool is to be taken the lab will need to be informed urgently within half an hour of taking the specimen.
If amoebic dysentery is suspected please contact the Microbiologist to discuss the most appropriate investigation. If a hot stool is to be taken the lab will need to be informed urgently within half an hour of taking the specimen.
Sample stability – 1 week
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