If required check for Bacteria/Parsite cultures (O&S) - the other to check Faecal Calprotectin.
Did you know that having IBD means you are most at risk of developing infections in your guts? A stool sample can help decide whether you need Antibiotic therapy, in some cases there may be other causes of a change in your bowel habit other than IBD.
Calprotectin is a protein that is released in your gut when you have a relapse. It can be extremely helpful in aiding your IBD team (who can interpret the results) to decide on the best treatment for you.