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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Stool Culture (Overview)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter.


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What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
129 Doctors shared insights

Stool Culture (Overview)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter.


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Luq pain, colonoscopy, blood work, stool cultures normal. Abdomen not tender. Colicky pain - feels like cramp you get after eating and exercising right away. New depressed.25 y/o f. Pancreatic cancer?

Luq pain, colonoscopy, blood work, stool cultures normal. Abdomen not tender. Colicky pain - feels like cramp you get after eating and exercising right away. New depressed.25 y/o f. Pancreatic cancer?

Not likely related: Pancreatic cancer is extraordinarily unlikely in a 25 year old. Working with an internist and/or a gastroentrologist is important in figuring out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed. Isn't yersinia dangerous?

The stool culture shows positive result for yersinia, butanswer from the hospital is: no treatment is needed. Isn't yersinia dangerous?

What strain: If you show signs of bubonic plague caused by Yersinia pestis (acral gangrene, chills, general ill feeling, high fever, muscle cramps, seizures, smooth, painful lymph gland swelling called a bubo), then I would seek further treatment. Not all strains of Yersinia are pathogenic (disease causing). Yersinia pseudotuberculosis rarely causes disease.

Like e. Coli, not all strains are pathogenic. ...Read more

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Diarrhea for at least 3 weeks. 4 times par day at bathroom. Waiting for stool culture results, what can I have for the intestinal pain?

Diarrhea for at least 3 weeks. 4 times par day at bathroom. Waiting for stool culture results, what can I have for the intestinal pain?

It is not likely to.: Be bacterial if the diarrhea has been there for 3 weeks. You could have giardiasis but it is spread more in the summer. Heating pads can help as can antispasmotics. ...Read more

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If my cbc, stool culture & urinalysis comes back negative does that mean I have no urinary tract infection?

If my cbc, stool culture & urinalysis comes back negative does that mean I have no urinary tract infection?

No: Urinalysis (ua) is a 2 part test that uses a "dipstick" test and also microscopic examination of the urine. Ua results can suggest a urinary tract infection (uti), but the most specific test is a urine culture (ucx) test. This test takes 48 hours to get a final result. The best way to diagnose a UTI is to interpret the results from both ua and ucx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

I am experiencing loose bowel for 2 days. Stool culture result showed no sign of salmonella, shigella or other vibro groups. Pus cells high.

Viral diarrhea: In light of negative stool cultures one has to assume you have a viral gastroenteritis. Eat a bland diet. Stay off of greasy and fried foods. Stay hydrated but refrain from milk and juice for5-7 days. ...Read more

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Why would a person need a stool culture test?

Why would a person need a stool culture test?

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 fever, etc. ...Read more

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What's a stool culture and how do you obtain one?

Stool sample: You would be given containers by a lab to collect stool, which would be tested for certain bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: stool culture?

What is the definition or description of: stool culture?

Stool culture: Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as salmonella, shigella and campylobacter. ...Read more

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What types of things can be detected from a stool culture? It has me very nervous.

What types of things can be detected from a stool culture? It has me very nervous.

Bacteria: A stool culture looks for bacterial causes of diarrhea, such as salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, and e. Coli. For parasites, you need a stool o;p test. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Any Provider: Any provider including doctors, nurse practioners, or physicians assisstment can order these tests if necessary. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

What does it mean if it says "esch coli isolated" in an infant's stool culture report?

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

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Where is a stool culture usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a stool culture usually done? At a hospital?

Hospital or clinic: Depends on the resources available. Hospitals are usually be able to do this. Otherwise, the stool is shipped off to larger facility that has the capability of doing it. Expect it to take several day though- it takes time to isolate and row certain bad bacteria. ...Read more

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What is the stool culture that uses for patient with gastritis?

Stool antigen: It is a test where stool is tested for h.Pylori antigen to look for h.Pylori infection of the stomach. ...Read more

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Daughter 5 had stool tested blood was detected and did stool culture test came back negative what's was the blood then and what is all tested?

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 infective diarrhea causes, if your child is doing fine otherwise don't worry ...Read more

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Will a stool culture detect h.pylori?

Will a stool culture detect h.pylori?

Stool antigen: Three methods can be used to diagnose H pylori infection:

1. Upper GI tract biopsy, histologic exam, rapid urease testing, culture
2. Urea breath test employing 14C or 13C-urea

3. Stool antigen detection.
So not a stool culture per say, but looking for the presence of H. Pylori antigen in the stool. ...Read more

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I tested 3+ for Group B strep after a stool culture, is this serious?

I tested 3+ for Group B strep after a stool culture, is this serious?

No: GBS is considered a normal finding in stool. It is an occasional cause of UTI's in women. It is most worrisome if present in the genitals of a pregnant woman near the time of delivery, when it can cause severe infections in a newborn. ...Read more

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