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Culture, Bacterial, Stool

Culture, Bacterial, Stool is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Common Use:
To identify pathogenic bacterial organisms in the stool as an indicator for appropriate therapeutic interventions to treat organisms such as Clostridium difficile and Escherichia coli.

Fresh, random stool collected in a clean plastic container.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Culture on selective media for identification of pathogens usually to include Salmonella. Shigella, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Yersinia enterocolitica, and Campylobacter; latex agglutination or enzyme immunoassay for Clostridium A and B toxins). Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may be used to identify bacterial, protozoan, or viral pathogens. Negative: No growth of pathogens. Normal fecal flora is 96% to 99% anaerobes and 1% to 4% aerobes. Normal flora present may include Bacteroides, Candida albicans, Clostridium, Enterococcus, E. coli, Proteus, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus aureus.

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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Culture, Bacterial, Stool." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425317/all/Culture__Bacterial__Stool.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture, Bacterial, Stool. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425317/all/Culture__Bacterial__Stool. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Culture, Bacterial, Stool. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425317/all/Culture__Bacterial__Stool
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Culture, Bacterial, Stool [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425317/all/Culture__Bacterial__Stool.
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