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how is food poisoning diagnosed?

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Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Clinically: It is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the presentation. Sometimes we will get stool studies depending on the clinical circumstances.
Answered on Jan 15, 2017
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Dr. Shawn Khodadadian
25 years experience Gastroenterology
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.
Answered on Oct 24, 2018

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