Which assessments may be included in the workup of bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic approaches may include the following assessments:

  • Stool pH

  • Presence of reducing substances in stool

  • Fecal leukocytes

  • Antilisteriolysin O (ALLO)

  • Identification of pseudomembranes in the colon by direct visualization (diagnostic for C difficile)

  • Stool culture

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