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If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?

If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?

Ask your physician: After you collect the sample, you must send it back to your physician. There is a solution that is placed on the back of the card to make the color change happen. A small blue circle (control) will appear at the bottom of the test area. If this is the only color change present on the card, the test is negative and valid. ...Read more

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What does the stool blood test detect?

What does the stool blood test detect?

Two types of tests: One type tests for peroxidase activity associated with hemoglobin but also present in other molecules. An other type tests for human globin protein and detects bleeding in the colon only. Both are intended to check for blood in stool. ...Read more

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What should I avoid prior to taking the stool blood test?

What should I avoid prior to taking the stool blood test?

Red meat: The tests are very sensitive for blood in your stool and if you eat red meat it may be a false positive as the "blood" would be from the red meat and not your bowels. ...Read more

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How can you carry out a stool blood test?

FOBT: Using a fecal occult blood test where you palce a smear of stool on on a specialized card and then add a specialized chemical to it. It will change color if blood is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a positive stool blood test result?

What should I do if I have a positive stool blood test result?

See your doctor: That is always abnormal. You should see your doctor for further evaluation of this. It may be minor but you can't be sure until evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI

What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI

True or false +'s...: ...are possible. Whether blood is ingested, or originates in your gut, an occult blood test may be positive. Consider stopping any aspirin or NSAID use now (unless prescribed), and keep your GI appointment please. ...Read more

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Should i take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me?No stool, blood test.Should i ask further examinations before taking something i might not need?

Should i take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me?No stool, blood test.Should i ask further examinations before taking something i might not need?

Depends: Sometimes patients are given emperic therapy based on complaint. Clostridium difficile can cause a GI illness presenting as diarrhea following antibiotic use. It can be easily treated with Flagyl but if not treated may lead to severe illness, protracted hospitalization and even death. If you have concerns speak with your doctor. There is a stool test available. ...Read more

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Is 250mg of paromomycin (x3) for 10 days enough to kill amebiosis? Would my doctor know from the anascopy/stool/blood test if it is invasive?

Depends: After use of Metronidazole , yes 10 days of paromycin is recommended for amebiosis . Disease is invasive to local tissue ( colon ) , absence in of repeat examination is needed. ...Read more