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Bacteriology Culture Stool Test by Doctor's Data

Bacteriology Culture Stool Test by Doctor's Data

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The Bacteriology Culture Stool Test by Doctor's Data is a diagnostic test used to detect the presence of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms in a patient's stool sample. This test is often used to help diagnose digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and other gastrointestinal disorders.

During the test, a small sample of the patient's stool is collected and sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory then performs a culture of the stool sample, which involves growing any bacteria or other microorganisms present on a specialized medium. This allows the laboratory to identify and quantify any harmful bacteria or other microorganisms present in the sample.

The Bacteriology Culture Stool Test can detect a wide range of harmful bacteria and other microorganisms, including pathogenic strains of E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Clostridium difficile. It can also detect the presence of beneficial bacteria, such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium, which play an important role in gut health.

Results of the test are typically reported within several days, and can be used by healthcare providers to develop an appropriate treatment plan based on the specific microorganisms present in the patient's stool sample. Treatment may involve antibiotics or other medications to target harmful bacteria, as well as dietary changes or probiotics to support the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Overall, the Bacteriology Culture Stool Test by Doctor's Data is a valuable diagnostic tool that can help healthcare providers identify the underlying causes of gastrointestinal issues and develop effective treatment plans for their patients.

What Doctor Birch Says

This is a fantastic stool test for a simple one time collection to assess the status of your beneficial bacteria, possible presence of dysbiotic bacteria, as well as yeast. The test will also tell you how to kill the potential overgrowth you are dealing with. Feel free to purchase this kit and book a consultation with us to start or continue your journey with us. Wishing you all the best.

Why Use It?

  • Gastrointestinal Symptoms
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Food Sensitivities
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Skin Conditions (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Joint Pain

Turnaround Time

6 to 8 days

Analytes Tested

Additional Pathogens, Bacteriology, Yeast culture

Detailed Information

The Bacteriology Culture profile can identify the presence of beneficial flora, imbalanced flora including Clostridium species, and dysbiotic flora, as well as detect infectious pathogens.

A good balance of beneficial microflora has been known to be associated with health benefits since the turn of the century. At that time Metchnikoff drew attention to the adverse effects of dysbiotic gut microflora on the host and suggested that ingestion of fermented milks ameliorated what he called "autointoxication." He proposed that the consumption of large quantities of Lactobacillus species would reduce the number of toxin-producing bacteria and result in better health and increased lifespan.

Over the past 90-plus years there has been extensive scientific research demonstrating that a good balance of Lactobacilli, Bifidobacteria and beneficial E. coli bacteria are important to the functional health of the gut, and as a consequence, to the whole organism. The benefits identified include inhibition of microbial pathogens, prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, prevention of travelers' diarrhea, reduction of lactose intolerance symptoms, reduction in serum cholesterol levels, enhancement of the immune system, and inhibition of the proliferation of Candida albicans. Research has shown that improved biological value of food can be achieved through the activity of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria which have been reported to produce folic acid, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine, biotin and vitamin K.

The mechanisms by which these benefits are derived are not yet fully understood. However, research suggests that some of the beneficial effects may be due to the following activities of beneficial bacteria:

Release of substances antagonistic to enteropathogenic microorganisms such as lactocidin, lactobicillin and acidolin

Competition with pathogens for adhesion receptors

Production of lactase

Production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as butyrate, propionate and acetate

In a healthy balanced state of intestinal flora, the beneficial bacteria make up a significant proportion of the total microflora. However, in many individuals we see an imbalance of beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of non-beneficial or even pathogenic microorganisms— dysbiosis. This can be due to a variety of factors including:

Daily exposure to chemicals in our drinking water that are toxic to friendly bacteria

The use of antibiotics

Chronic consumption of highly processed foods (low in fiber, high in sugar)

High stress levels

Patients may present with chronic symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fatigue, chronic headaches and allergies to a variety of foods.

Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to prescriptive and natural agents is also performed for appropriate bacterial species at no additional charge. This provides the clinician with important and specific clinical information to help plan an appropriate treatment protocol.

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