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What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

What type of doctor can order a stool ova and parasite exam?

Any doctor: Any physician who has access to laboratory can order this test, which requires a stool sample. Most often though, this test is ordered by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. ...Read more

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Ova And Parasite (Definition)

Ova and parasites describe a test on stool samples in the laboratory. Ova is the medical term to describe eggs seen under the microscope in patients with certain types of diarrhea. Parasite is a medical term to describe infectious agents that resemble worms ...Read more


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What type of doctor can order a sputum culture?

What type of doctor can order a sputum culture?

Who is treating you: Whoever is trying to make a diagnosis on you---as you have a productive cough and the doc wants to know what bug is causing it, he/she simply orders a sputum culture. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

Many: A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions. Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist. ...Read more

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What can a doctor learn from the visual inspection of a stool specimen?

What can a doctor learn from the visual inspection of a stool specimen?

Lots of things...: Here's a slide show that may help: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss/slideshow-poop-type-color ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a tuberculosis skin test?

What type of doctor can order a tuberculosis skin test?

Any: Any physician can do it, and any should be able to read it. Most pediatricians keep the purified protein derivative (the substance that is used to perform the test) in their office. It does not require an order. The doctor places a bubble of the liquid within your skin, then looks at and touches that spot two days later to check the result. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a thyroid scan?

What type of doctor can order a thyroid scan?

Many: A thyroid scan gives info about metabolic activity in the thyroid gland. Almost any doctor involved in general medical care would be able to order this test if the patients history or physical findings supported the need. Depending on test results you may require follow up with an endocrinologist or a surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool ova and parasite exam ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool ova and parasite exam ordered?

Any medical center: Your family doctor, internist or emergency room physician will have access to these type of laboratory evaluations. Discuss with them how to prepare the sample and have some idea of your exposure or symptoms to help in the search for the organisms suspected. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

Pulm or Gen Surg: Pulmonologists do the bulk of bronchoscopy; however, most general surgeons have some training in bronchoscopy and should be able to perform one. Most sophisticated bronchoscopic procedures (ebus, transbronchial biopsy, etc) will be performed by a pulmonologist. Any physician can refer someone for an evaluation for bronchoscopy - but only the person doing it can "order" it. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a spinal fluid analysis?

What type of doctor can order a spinal fluid analysis?

MDs/DOs: Virtually all mds/dos can order this test, but not all can do it. Typically is done by a neurologist, surgeons/medical residents... ...Read more

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What diagnosis can a stool sample help with ? What can it rule out

What diagnosis can a stool sample help with ? What can it rule out

A lot: Microscopic bleeding, parasites, in digested food, abnormal bacterial overgrowth, white blood cells, and so on... ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a stool ova and parasite exam done?

Where do I go to get a stool ova and parasite exam done?

Laboratory: After you have collected the stool specimen in a proper container, take it to the lab with an order. ...Read more

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Is the occult blood stool sample an accurate method for testing for colon cancer and where can I get info?

Is the occult blood stool sample an accurate method for testing for colon cancer and where can I get info?

Your doctor: Stool for occult blood is a simple test , could be in your doctor's office as a quick inexpensive screening test for colon cancer, however most accurate test for colon cancer is colonoscopy. Information available from your local hospital to american cancer society office and it is free. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a chemotherapy?

What type of doctor can order a chemotherapy?

Oncologist: Several. Hematologist/oncologist, gyn onc, neuro onc. And depending on definition of "chemo" -- urology, rheumatology, nephrology, etc. That is, many of these drugs are used for a variety of diseases including non-cancer. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a hla b27?

Rheumatologist: On an internist or family doctor can order it if indicated. ...Read more

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