What are stool samples used for?
Your GP or another healthcare professional may ask you for a stool sample to help them diagnose a health condition or rule it out. Stools contain bacteria that are present in the digestive system. By testing the bacteria in your stools, healthcare professionals can work out what’s happening in your digestive system.
For example, a stool sample can be tested to help diagnose:
There are many ways to collect a stool sample, please seek the advice from a doctor.
All samples once taken should be put in the bag provided and placed in the red box marked 'samples' in reception .