How to take a stool?

To characterize the overall state of the body , revealing the presence of dysbiosis or helminths pass a stool . Being in possession of these data and the results of other studies , the doctor will be able to make the right decision about the method of treatment . Therefore, do not neglect the delivery of this analysis . Directs this analysis is not as often as in the blood and urine tests , so do not be amiss to recall how to prepare for it .

What should not be done before taking stool samples
  1. It is impossible to be tested within two days after the enema and X-rays of the stomach and bowel, colonoscopy.
  2. Medications are beginning to take after the delivery of the analysis of feces. Three days before the delivery of the analysis need to cancel enzyme and laxatives , antibiotics , activated carbon , iron, barium, kaolin, bismuth, rectal suppositories , vitamins .
  3. You should not use the products that change the color of stool (blueberries, beets, carrots), reinforcing the intestinal peristalsis (prune, plum), lim
    it meat, fish, apples, beans, peppers, tomatoes, green vegetables.
  4. No special diet, but you need to limit the feast.
Requirements for the delivery of the analysis of feces
  1. It is desirable to be tested in the morning or not later than 8 hours before the delivery to the laboratory, in which case it can be stored in the refrigerator.
  2. Before any analysis is necessarily necessary to help and to make a careful toilet of genitals and the area around the anus.
  3. Defecation should be done in a clean, dry bowl, which had previously been sterilized well.
  4. Make sure that the analysis is not exposed to water or urine.
  5. The required volume of analysis - 10 ml (about 3 teaspoons).
  6. Women should not take a stool during menstruation.
Results of the analysis of feces tell the doctor about the stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver, as well as the general state of the organism.