This test is performed when a patient has
An early morning stool sample is collected in a clean sterile container. Before collecting the sample you must urinate, so that you don’t urinate in the container. Collect your stool in the container, by wearing gloves while collecting the sample.
The test result is normal, if no growth is seen in 48 hours. It means absence of infection.
The test result is abnormal, if growth of bacteria is seen. It means-
The culture is then studied under a microscope to identify the exact organism causing the infection. After that this culture growth is exposed to various antibiotics and zone of inhibition is noted. A complete zone of inhibition with certain specific antibiotic suggests that the antibiotic used is the drug of choice for the ongoing infection.