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Stool Test

If you have this test ordered, you need to pick up a small container from the pathology department so you can collect your stool. Once collected, the stool is analysed for any infection (e.g. bacteria or parasites) or other evidence of inflammation. Your doctor may also ask for a more prolonged stool collection to determine the amount of fat in your stool. Too much fat in the stool can be the result of malabsorption of nutrients and can lead to symptoms resembling IBS.

stool test


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBDclinic.org.au for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis


This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

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