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Faecal culture

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Faecal culture

(Science: investigation, microbiology) a test used to identify pathogenic organisms in the stools that may be responsible for gastroenteritis. Often performed in cases of unexplained diarrhoea. May indicate bacterial, viral or parasitic disease. Cultures are also helpful in assisting the selection an appropriate antibiotic agent.

See: travelers diarrhoea.