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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
STOOL CULTURE: We send for stool culture when a patient has bloody stools associated with fever to find out what kind of infection there is like dysentery, typhoid ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Stool culture: Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylob ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Green
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Many things.: It depends on the type of "culture". Commonly bacteria.. But also viruses, fungus and even ova and parasite (if ordered). Additionally we usually lo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Your physician can order the stool cultures if necessary.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Common germ in poo: E.coli is a common stool germ. Its presence in the poo is expected. There are pathogenic (bad) strains of E.coli but this would be reported separately ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Not all hospitals provide the service of stool studies, but it is a laboratory test.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Only if you're sick: If you're diarrhea has resolved, there's no reason to repeat it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Jain
33 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stool antigen : It is a test where stool is tested for h.Pylori antigen to look for h.Pylori infection of the stomach.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Occult blood : in stools can be found in the stool analysis results, at times it can be false positive for several reasons, and stools culture is ordered to detect i ... Read More

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