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Stool Culture Positive For Listeria (Overview)

A positive result means listeria bacteria is found in the stool sample. Listeria is in contaminated food, and causes a food-poisoning type of infection. Symptoms are fever, muscles aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc


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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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Stool Culture Positive For Listeria (Overview)

A positive result means listeria bacteria is found in the stool sample. Listeria is in contaminated food, and causes a food-poisoning type of infection. Symptoms are fever, muscles aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, etc


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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 listeria show blood in stool?

Will listeria show blood in stool?

Doubt it: Listeria causes serious infections. Only your doctor can diagnose it and guide you further. If you are well, you do not have listeria. ...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?

Normal flora: E. Coli is to be expected in the babys stool the green is due to the iron which is the formula you doctor is right nothing to treat and nothing to worry about except your angst. ...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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