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What are the tests for stomach flu?

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Dr. Sarah Cueva
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually none

Stomach flu is usually caused by a virus.
There are many viruses that can cause it, and they are quite contagious. The good news is that it goes away on its own and doesn't generally need special testing or treatment (other than making sure you don't get dehydrated!) prolonged vomiting (more than a couple days) or prolonged diarrhea (more than a couple weeks) should prompt a visit to the doctor.

In brief: Usually none

Stomach flu is usually caused by a virus.
There are many viruses that can cause it, and they are quite contagious. The good news is that it goes away on its own and doesn't generally need special testing or treatment (other than making sure you don't get dehydrated!) prolonged vomiting (more than a couple days) or prolonged diarrhea (more than a couple weeks) should prompt a visit to the doctor.
Dr. Sarah Cueva
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In research centers

The oral cavity is the primary entry point for hundreds of germs that cause a variety of infections.
Over the decades of advanced lab detection, the type and number of different "stomach viruses" have been categorized and their patterns cataloged.Trained health care workers spot these through patterns and rarely need lab tests to confirm them.

In brief: In research centers

The oral cavity is the primary entry point for hundreds of germs that cause a variety of infections.
Over the decades of advanced lab detection, the type and number of different "stomach viruses" have been categorized and their patterns cataloged.Trained health care workers spot these through patterns and rarely need lab tests to confirm them.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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