Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Fecal analysis: overview

Contributor(s): Kenneth Simpson

Overview

  • Examination of feces can be helpful in investigation of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Tests performed include:
    • Bacterial culture and sensitivity Fecal analysis: bacteriologySalmonellaCampylobacterYersinia (rare).
    • Occult blood Fecal analysis: occult blood.
    • Parasitology: GiardiaCryptosporidiaTrichomonasToxacaraAncylostoma tubaeformeParagonimus kellicottiAleurostrongylus abstrusus.
    • Proteolytic activity.
    • Fat Fat.
    • Virology, eg rotavirus Canine rotavirus.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Varies with individual test, eg fecal sedimentation, fecal flotation, fecal culture.

Availability

  • Routine.

Technician (extrinsic) limitations

  • Experience required varies with test.

Result Data

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers


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