Infectious Diarrhea - Laboratory Testing

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Infectious Diarrhea - Laboratory Testing



Clostridium difficile

Salmonella enterica, Shigella spp, Campylobacter spp 

Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi (enteric fever)

Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli

Yersinia spp, Plesiomonas spp, Edwardsiella tarda, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli (enterotoxigenic, enteroinvasive, enteropathogenic, enteroaggregative)

Clostridium perfringens

Bacillus cereus, S. aureus

Clostridium botulinum

Entamoeba histolytica; Blastocystis homini, Dientamoeba fragilish; Balantidium coli; Giardia lamblia; nematodes (generally not associated with diarrhea) including Ascaris lumbricoides, Strongyloides stercoralisi, Trichuris trichiura, hookworms; cestodes (tapeworms); trematodes (flukes)

E. histolytica

G. lamblia

Cryptosporidium spp

Cyclospora cayetanensis, Cystoisospora belli

Microsporidia (now classified as a fungus)

Calicivirus (norovirus, sapovirus); enteric adenovirus; enterovirus/parechovirus; rotavirus

Rotavirus, enteric adenovirus

Enteric adenovirus; enterovirus/parechovirus

Cytomegalovirus



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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