Clinical Pathology

The Mantoux is recommended when the doctor suspects that the patient might be infected with Tuberculosis germs. A positive result does not necessarily mean that the patient is suffering from Tuberculosis, but an indication that the patient has contacted the Tuberculosis germs and is vulnerable to the disease.
This test analyses semen to check and measure the amount of fructose in the semen sample. Fructose is important because it provides energy for the sperm.
A stool analysis is conducted on a sample of the patient’s stool, to help doctors diagnose symptoms related to the digestive tract. A stool test is usually recommended when the patient shows symptoms of prolonged diarrhoea, gas, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain, among other factors.
This test is also called as the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), and is used to check for hidden (occult) blood in the stool sample. Presence of occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon/rectum.
This test checks for the presence of chyle in the patient’s urine sample. Chyluria is a condition where the patient’s urine appears milky-white.