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How is food poisoning diagnosed?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Gastroenterology 34 years experience
Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances.
Dr. Shawn Khodadadian
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Food poisoning: Depending on your symptoms and health history, your doctor may conduct diagnostic tests, such as a blood test, stool culture or examination for parasites, to identify the cause and confirm the diagnosis.

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