Why to get tested?
To determine whether you have an infection of your digestive tract due to the presence of disease-causing (pathogenic)bacteria
When to get tested?
When you have diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea and/or vomiting that is severe or lasts more than a few days
What sample needed?
A fresh stool sample transported to the laboratory within 2 hours or one that has been placed in a transport medium (a collection vial containing a preservative)
What preparation I need before test?