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Where do I go to get a stool for clostridium dificile done?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Why?

Do you have diarrhea? There is no need for the test unless you have diarrhea.
About 3% of the people carry the bug without any ill effects. Unneeded tests cause unneeded treatments and complications of treatments. If you must, ask your doctor for the test.

In brief: Why?

Do you have diarrhea? There is no need for the test unless you have diarrhea.
About 3% of the people carry the bug without any ill effects. Unneeded tests cause unneeded treatments and complications of treatments. If you must, ask your doctor for the test.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask your PCP

Your primary care doctor can order this test for you.
It is a simple test that requires submitting a stool sample to the lab.

In brief: Ask your PCP

Your primary care doctor can order this test for you.
It is a simple test that requires submitting a stool sample to the lab.
Dr. John Edmison
Dr. John Edmison
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Your primary care MD

Contact your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or if you are very ill go to the emergency room. Depending on the situation, the doctor may start treating you for this kind of bacterial overgrowth even before the test results are available.
In certain patients, this can be a lethal condition, so don't delay!

In brief: Your primary care MD

Contact your primary care physician, an urgent care facility, or if you are very ill go to the emergency room. Depending on the situation, the doctor may start treating you for this kind of bacterial overgrowth even before the test results are available.
In certain patients, this can be a lethal condition, so don't delay!
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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