Bacteria & fungi in stool
We certainly can perform microbiological testing, but sorry folks, it is not a good idea to do it unless the sample is in the laboratory within 24hrs!
Our medical laboratory director Dr. A. Schoenberger is a recognized microbiologist and we value his opinion. His arguments against performing microbiological testing in fecal matters are logical:
- Bacteria and fungi are heat- and pH-sensitive and grow (or die) depending on the immediate environment. If a sample is collected, testing should be started almost immediately, or else results are influenced.
- If microbiological testing is performed on samples collected more than one day ago, false positive as well as false negative results can be expected.
- We do not want to provide misleading results, which would be misinterpreted by physicians who trust, and rely on the accuracy of our work.
- We continue to provide our physicians with dependable analytical work. We work hard to enable them to provide the best treatment to patients who equally trust them.