Stool FEME test screens for the presence of eggs (ova) of parasitic worms. For example, hookworms and roundworms, cysts of protozoa such as giardia lamblia and amoeba and also the presence of red blood cells and white blood cells in the stool.
Stool Occult Blood (OB)
Screening of the stool for OB is useful for the detection of suspected bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT). It is necessary to abstain from certain food such as red meat, cauliflower and broccoli three days before the test to prevent a false positive result. The presence of haemorrhoids or piles may also give a false positive result.