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How long does the stool test for clostridium dificile take?

How long does the stool test for clostridium dificile take?

Testing for C.diff: Each lab varies, and there are a number of different tests that can be performed to assay for c.Difficile, but generally the turn-around time to get back a result on a c.Difficile stool toxin reading is one to two days. ...Read more

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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is also known as Clostridium Difficile infection. C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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Where do I go to get a stool for clostridium dificile done?

Where do I go to get a stool for clostridium dificile done?

Why?: Do you have diarrhea? There is no need for the test unless you have diarrhea. About 3% of the people carry the bug without any ill effects. Unneeded tests cause unneeded treatments and complications of treatments. If you must, ask your doctor for the test. ...Read more

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My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools. in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.

My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools.  in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.

Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of recurring and just because "no blood is seen" doesn't mean there's no blood in his stool. I certainly hope the mucus isn't a sign of something serious, but you need to find out for certain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to donate my feces to a clostridium difficile pill?

C.diff treatment: Interesting you know about how effective stool donations can be for helping C. diff patients. It works very well. C. diff is a horrible and devastating disease, killing up to 15% of victims according to the CDC. You may want to freeze your own stool if you're worried about it or concerned for a relative. Obviously keeping that separate from food is a must. There are no labs doing this yet. ...Read more

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Had clostridium difficile, toxin a and b. Was cured and test show all are negative. Diarrea continues what can I do?

Retest: If you had confirmed c diff and diarrhea has returned following treatment then you likely have recurrence. The stool studies are not 100% accurate. ...Read more

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Recovering from clostridium difficile colitis. Still have no appetite. Or energy. About how long until i get these back?

Recovering from clostridium difficile colitis. Still have no appetite. Or energy. About how long until i get these back?

Variable: If you are being treated with antibiotics, particularly with Metronidazole (flagyl), your appetite may not correct until you are off this. Any severe infection can suppress appetite and the time necessary for recovery with vary widely. Good luck and hope you recover quickly. ...Read more

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What are the tests for clostridium difficile infection?

What are the tests for clostridium difficile infection?

C. diff: Both the bacterial toxin and the gene coding for the toxin can be found in the diarrheal stool. Additionally, the diarrhea has a peculiar mousy/musty aroma. ...Read more

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What are the tests for clostridium difficile infections?

What are the tests for clostridium difficile infections?

Stool test: The most commonly used tests for c diff are two different stool tests. One test looks for the unique toxin which c diff produces that causes the diarrhea. The other test searches for the gene (dna) that is specific to c diff and encodes the information to produce the toxin. ...Read more

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