Request A Test Offers New Stool Testing Category

May 16, 2013

Request A Test, a national direct to consumer lab testing company, is now offering a new category for Stool Testing.  While it may be unpleasant to think about, the testing of stool samples can be a valuable tool in aiding in the diagnosis of a number of infections and disorders.  Stool testing can be especially important to helping a person and their doctor make a proper diagnosis because many digestive disorders have similar symptoms and cannot be diagnosed without lab testing.  Request A Test now offers a variety of Stool Testing options.  Thanks to the affordable direct to consumer testing services provided by Request A Test, customers can order popular tests like the Stool Culture, Ova and Parasites, and C Difficile among others without the need for a doctor’s prescription or approval from an insurance company.  Ordering is easy and patients have 1000’s of convenient lab locations across the country to pick from.        

Stool testing can be done to aid in the diagnosis of a number of conditions which affect the digestive tract.  Some tests such as Giardia Lamblia, Ova and Parasites, and H. Pylori look for infections with bacteria or parasites.  The Occult Blood Stool Test looks for microscopic amounts of blood which can be indicative of Colon Cancer.  Tests like the Fecal Fat can help identify disorders such as malabsorption which prevent the body from gaining nutrients from food.  Stool sample testing is often ordered when patients are experiencing symptoms such as nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, cramping, fever, prolonged diarrhea, gas, and blood in the stool.  Because these symptoms are often common to a number of conditions, stool analysis testing must be performed before a diagnosis can be made.  When ordering stool testing, it is important to confirm the proper methods for collection with the lab personnel.  Most collections require a patient to obtain a proper specimen container from the lab.  The sample can then be collected in the privacy of a person’s home and taken back to the lab so that the test may be performed.   Different types of stool tests require different procedures for sample collection and if these protocols are not followed, the test results can be suspect or the specimen may be rejected by the laboratory.

Request A Test wants everyone to know the value of taking charge of their own health.  The addition of Stool testing means Request A Test’s client now have even more choices to suit their testing needs.  Request A Test strives to provide the most comprehensive testing selection to ensure that it is as easy as possible for anyone to order whatever lab testing they need.  Patients can check out Request A Test’s new Stool Testing category at /stool-testing.

For more information about Stool Testing or any of the other services provided by Request A Test just go to or call 1-888-732-2348 to speak to a customer service representative.    

About Request A Test

Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power.  Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.