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...
  • Print
Answer

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


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!