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Dr. L. Collins
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Stool Culture Positive For Giardia (Overview)

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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Dr. L. Collins
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Stool Culture Positive For Giardia (Overview)

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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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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My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening 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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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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My routine stool test showed e histolytica cyst twice but stool culture test showed nothing. Wht to do?

Recommend treatment: E histolytica cysts in stool means that you have the parasite, an amoeba, in your intestine and it may cause trouble. It would be better to get treated. Negative stool culture is not relevant in this case. Please see your doctor for a prescription. ...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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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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My daughter had stool sample had to put stool in two different bottles came back negative what does it all test for the stool culture?

My daughter had stool sample had to put stool in two different bottles came back negative what does it all test for the stool culture?

Unsure: Would need more details as to what they took the stool sample for. They can check for bad bacteria and toxins from the bacteria. They sometimes check for ova and parasites which you can pick up easily when you are young. So it all depends on what was ordered and tested for so contact your provider or lab to find out. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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I had just been diagnosed with colitis at the ER on thursday and now I have had green stools for 3 days. The stool culture is negative, so what is it?

I had just been diagnosed with colitis at the ER on thursday and now I have had green stools for 3 days. The stool culture is negative, so what is it?

It's okay: Its probably from the antibiotics but could be from the colitis itself. In any case, the green stool part is not immediately dangerous. Just be sure to follow up with your doctor for the colitis. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine.Is it nrml?

My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine.Is it nrml?

Both normal: The stool color is provides by the ultra green bile,which is added during digestion, which can gradually change through yellows to brown if the gut germs convert it.Greenish poop just means it moved through faster.E.coli is present in the stool of all humans and most animals. ...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 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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My cecum is thick and inflamed if it was due to an infection my stool culture would show that wouldn't it? If mine was neg. Does that mean cancer?

Not necessarily: It is difficult to say with certainty, as imaging cecum is not an easy task.A combination of tests is often needed in order to define the cause of cecal thickening. This may include barium enema, colonoscopy and some additional imaging techniques. Stool culture is not likely to provide any reliable answers. So, either direct visualization(colonoscopy) or indirect visualization will help to show t. ...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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Giardia (Definition)

A parasitic disease caused by Giardia lamblia. About 10% of those infected have no symptoms. When symptoms occur they may include diarrhea, abdominal ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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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