A stool test is one where fecal matter is collected for analysis to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition.
Fecal occult blood test
One of the most common stool tests, the Fecal occult blood test can be used to diagnose many conditions that cause in bleeding in the gastrointestinal system including Colorectal cancer or Stomach cancer.
Detecting parasitic organisms
Parasitic diseases such as Ascariasis, Hookworm, Strongyloidiasis and Whipworm can be diagnosed by examining stools for the presence of worm larvae or eggs. Other diseases such as Typhoid fever and Irritable bowel syndrome can be found by performing a stool culture.