The stool sample may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria. This test helps in diagnosing infections in the stomach. The goal is to see if there is an anaerobic infection present in the stomach or digestive tract. This test helps in differentiating the bacteria that are causing infections and the type that are normally present in the stomach. For this test fresh stool is collected in a clean container. The sample should not be contaminated with urine or water. Once the sample is collected it should be handled in the laboratory within 2 hours.
Anaerobic bacteria are bacteria that can not survive in the presence of oxygen. Some of the examples of anaerobic bacteria are Staphylococcus, E.Coli, Clostridium, Actinomyces, Acetobacterium, etc. The growth of anaerobic bacteria causes anaerobic infections. Anaerobic infections can occur when deep tissues are injured or exposed. This can occur due to surgery or trauma, etc. The risk factors of getting an anaerobic infection are diabetes, a weak immune system, low blood flow, staph infection, open wounds, etc. The common symptoms of anaerobic infection are smelly discharge, pus-filled abscess, discoloration of the infected area, etc.
This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like diarrhea with mucus or blood which lasts for a few days, stomach or abdominal pain, cramping, nausea or vomiting, fever, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, etc. This test may be specially performed to check if the infection is due to anaerobic bacteria or not. This test is also recommended to plan the treatment according to the type of bacteria. The test is also recommended to check the effectiveness of the treatment given.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Stool. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Stool.
No specific preparation is required for this stool culture and sensitivity test.
The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc.
If your test results show negative it means there is no growth of anaerobic bacteria.
If your test results show positive it may indicate that you may have an anaerobic bacterial infection in the stomach or digestive tract.
If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.
|All age groups
|The growth depends on the infecting organism. Clearing around the disc indicates organism is sensitive to antibiotic