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Will food in a stool specimen effect the results of a bacterial culture, c diff, and ova & parasite test? There is a lot of spinach in there.

Will food in a stool specimen effect the results of a bacterial culture, c diff, and ova & parasite test? There is a lot of spinach in there.

No: Undigested food residue will not affect the tests you mentioned.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination or diarrhea --> many things may point toward the uti, or it may just be fever and irritability. Bactrim or a cephalosporin may be a reasonable antibiotic choice, but this may be adjusted based on culture sensitivities or previous antibiotic exposure. ...Read more

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What is citrobacter koseri in results of a uti screening?

What is citrobacter koseri in results of a uti screening?

UTI: Citrobacter koseri is the name of a bacteria found in your urine. If in sufficient numbers and especially if you have symptoms of a UTI (usually painful, frequent, and urgent urination), or if urinalysis shows increased white blood cells, you have a UTI and probably need an antibiotic prescription. Discuss with your doctor. ...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?

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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I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

I did a chlamydia test. not sure what it means or the severity of the result. The result for the chlamydia IgG is 1.38 and the chlamydia IgM is 1.39?

Unreliable test: Chlamydia blood tests are unreliable. It shows only that you have been infected sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with a related but different bacteria called Chlamydophila. The only reliable test for current infection is for chlamydial DNA on urine or urethral swab. However, the positive IgM result suggest possible recent chlamydia infection. Ask your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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For detection of a pathogen in the urine and getting a urine sample test done, how much can that range in price without an insurance?

For detection of a pathogen in the urine and getting a urine sample test done, how much can that range in price without an insurance?

It's done at the lab: At a doctor's office, a culture to identify a pathogen is rarely done (that's done at the lab). A basic urinalysis is done at the doctor's office, and can be about $25 (but the office visit costs even more). Most labs have a "cash price list" and don't mind sharing it (just call or walk in and ask). One guess is $25 for the urinalysis and $50 for the culture, but that's just a guess. ...Read more

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What is the name of stool test that diagnoses presence of candida in gut?

What is the name of stool test that diagnoses presence of candida in gut?

Why ever?: Candida albicans is a normal component of the gut background flora.It can occupy up to 5% of the dry weight of your stool at any one time. Many alternative health providers try to sell the idea that this is the cause of many vague health problems and often have a list of dozens. I would not waste my time with this. ...Read more

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What is the cause of urine culture negative bacteriuria?

May be a : Problem in collection/transport (bactericidal agents in the container?, delayed transport to the lab? - urine specimens need to be processed within 2 h of collection). A selected fastidious bacterial agent may not grow in usual culture media. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gonorrhea? Is positive test reported by doctors to the guy?

What are the symptoms of gonorrhea? Is positive test reported by doctors to the guy?

Varied: It can vary from no symptoms picke up by a screenig test to pelvic pain and discharge. The doctor doen not tell your partner, but you should. Also many states look into paositive results to find any exposures so they can be treated and not pass it on to others. ...Read more

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What're some possible tests that will detect the presence of a bacteroides fragilis infection?

What're some possible tests that will detect the presence of a bacteroides fragilis infection?

Culture.: Bacteroides is just one of many anaerobes - organisms that thrive without oxygen. Anaerobic infections are often treated empirically because anaerobes are hard to isolate and patterns of infection are largely predictable and often polymicrobic. Best test is to get expert eyes to look at the infection and determine if it could be anaerobic. ...Read more

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What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

What is the relevence of proteus mirabilis in my poo sample?

Normal.: Proteus Mirabilis is a normal part of the human gastrointestinal bacterial flora. No worries. ...Read more

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How accurate is the limulus amebocyte lysate (lal) test in detecting gram neg bacterial endotoxins? What r limitations of this test?

Newer test available: Endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide) are heat-stable breakdown products of gram-negative bacteria as the main constituent of the outer cell membrane. Lal test has been the standard for years, only practical method for direct detection of endotoxin. Recently, a similar assay based on recombinant factor c has been introduced. An elisa test, endolisa reportedly has advantages over the established lal. ...Read more

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AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

AFTER a drug urine sample has been voided, what is the rate of THC-Metabolite breakdown OUTSIDE OF THE BODY? (Please be specific) Thanks!

It depends: Refrigerated urines measuring amounts of drugs of abuse are usually considered valid for five days. At room temperature bacteria grow quickly and would likely effect concentrations of THC rather significantly even after 24 hours. I am unable to be more specific. ...Read more

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How urine test is helpful in diagonising the health of a human?

How urine test is helpful in diagonising the health of a human?

Normal = encouraging: Sugar in urine sign of diabetes protein possible kidney disease. Bilirubin for jaundice/liver disease. Bacteria for bladder, kidney or prostate infection. White blood cells for infection. Blood for kidney or bladder tumor, kidney stone, uti, interstitial cystitis, etc.Ketones for starvation. Ph (urinary acidity or alkalinity) useful in stone & some metabolic disease.Thus simple test can b v useful. ...Read more

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Please am asking about urine test, microscopy general and sensitivity test. What is the result of staphylococcus aureus isolated?

Please am asking about urine test, microscopy general and sensitivity test. What is the result of staphylococcus aureus isolated?

Must ask physician : S aureus is a bacteria that can cause very serious infections. It can cause skin infections, kidney infection , but not usually bladder infections. You need to talk to your physician and ask him/her the significance of the culture in your case ...Read more

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Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Yes: The lab can do some refined testing to determine the strain. Pseudomonas is an occasional finding in a normal kids stool. It is not particularly worrisome. ...Read more

Dr. Scot Lewey
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