Fecal analysis or coprogram is a bacteriological, chemical and physical laboratory tests of stool. Coprogram is prescribed for the diagnosis of various pathological conditions. Among them may be assay worms, dysbacteriosis and so forth.
Why you need to do fecal analysis(coprogram)?
Through analysis of feces many pathological processes in the body, including the presence of malignant tumors of the stomach and intestines can be detedcted. To do this, the analysis on the definition of occult blood in feces is made. But, most of all thanks to coprogram analysis we can learn about the availability of the following diseases:
- Upset enzymatic and acid-forming function of the stomach.
- Disorders of the enzymatic ability of the intestine.
- Disorders of the pancreas.
- Disorders of the liver.
- Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, that are those that involve the rapid evacuation of food from the stomach into the intestine.
- Disorders of absorption in the small intestine and duodenum.
- Inflammation of the digestive tract.
- Various forms of colitis.
When coprogram is needed?
Fecal analysis is prescribed for symptoms that suggest gastrointestinal pathology. Most often, the diseases, such as diarrhea or steatorrhea are an indication for coprogram. Material is investigated within twenty-four hours, after which the patient receives the results of coprogram with details that can be explained by the attending physician.
How to undergo stool analysis
Feces should be collected in a special container with a lid and spoon after spontaneous defecation. The biological material should not exceed one third of the container. Container indicating your name is sent to the lab for further research for the day.
It should be noted that it is impossible to collect feces after:
- Rectal suppositories.
- Taking drugs, which can affect the color of feces. For example, iron supplements.
- Receiving drugs that may affect the physical or biological indicators of feces.
- Upon reception of castor oil or vaseline.
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