- Light Microscopy
Turn Around Time
- Routine: Two hours
- STAT: One hour
- Stool sample should be submitted within one hour after collection
- Stool samples should not be contaminated with urine, water, soil, mineral or castor oil, anti diarrheal compounds, radiologic contrast medium or barium. There should be an interval of at least one week after ingestion of non-absorbable diarrheal compounds (e.g. Diatabs and Imodium) antacids, bismuth and mineral oil. There should be an interval of three weeks after taking barium sulfate, gall bladder dye, antibiotics, iodine preparations, anti-amoebic drugs and certain anti-malarial drugs.