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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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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Stool Culture (Definition)

Involves inoculating specific culture plates with stool to isolate bacteria that cause intestinal infections such as ...Read more


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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

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

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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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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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 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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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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Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more