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How long does the stool test for clostridium dificile take

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Testing for C.diff: Each lab varies, and there are a number of different tests that can be performed to assay for c.Difficile, but generally the turn-around time to get b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
16 years experience Infectious Disease
No: These are two different tests. A separate test would have to be ordered to check for clostridium difficile.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Your primary care MD: Contact your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or if you are very ill go to the emergency room. Depending on the situation, the doctor ... Read More
Dr. John Edmison
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask your PCP: Your primary care doctor can order this test for you. It is a simple test that requires submitting a stool sample to the lab.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Why?: Do you have diarrhea? There is no need for the test unless you have diarrhea. About 3% of the people carry the bug without any ill effects. Unneede ... Read More
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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of re ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
C.diff treatment: Interesting you know about how effective stool donations can be for helping C. diff patients. It works very well. C. diff is a horrible and devastat ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
C. diff: Both the bacterial toxin and the gene coding for the toxin can be found in the diarrheal stool. Additionally, the diarrhea has a peculiar mousy/musty ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool test: The most commonly used tests for c diff are two different stool tests. One test looks for the unique toxin which c diff produces that causes the diar ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Variable: If you are being treated with antibiotics, particularly with Metronidazole (flagyl), your appetite may not correct until you are off this. Any severe ... Read More
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Diarrhea may also be caused by infection by bacteria , infections by other organisms, eating foods that upset the digestive system, allergies to certa ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on the type of parasite. Some may take years to cause any problems and some will not have eggs in stool. It may be helpful if you could nar ... Read More

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