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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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.


Dr. James Huang
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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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Dr. Richard Roberts
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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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Dr. Marvin Den
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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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Dr. Nela Cordero
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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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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. John Leander Po
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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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Giardia (Definition)

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


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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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