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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Stool Culture Positive For Giardia (Definition)

In brief, if giardia was cultured, it is consistent with giardia infection (giardiasis)- see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/giardiasis/article_em.Htm however, giardia are generally detectable (as trophozoites and cysts) by simple microscopic evaluation. For early infection eia antigen-antibody based test may be needed. However, giardia culture are practiced rarely in research setting.

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What is the definition or description of: stool culture positive for giardia?

What is the definition or description of: stool culture positive for giardia?

Not sure!: In brief, if giardia was cultured, it is consistent with giardia infection (giardiasis)- see http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/giardiasis/article_em.Htm however, giardia are generally detectable (as trophozoites and cysts) by simple microscopic evaluation. For early infection eia antigen-antibody based test may be needed. However, giardia culture are practiced rarely in research setting. ...Read more

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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?

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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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Don't ignore blood in stool—whether visible or occult. It's a warning sign that warrants attention. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

heme test stool
daily
dietary changes
3x day
stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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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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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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Dealing with Blood in Stool (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Stool

Blood in stool is not a joke. It can come from the stomach to anus. Needs serious direct examination. ...See more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

see your docotor
once
have colonoscopy and upper endoscpy
once
do not ignore blood in stool
daily
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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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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. Jeffrey Bassman
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Giardia (Definition)

Giardia is also known as Giardia infection. Giardia lamblia is a flagellated protozoan parasite that colonizes and reproduces in the ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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