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Criteria to Culture Stool for Enteropathogenic Bacteria in Adult Inpatients

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Laboratory
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Stool cultures for enteropathogenic bacteria can be a valuable tool in the evaluation of an adult inpatient with diarrhea. However, cultures often show a low diagnostic yield when used indiscriminately. The use of simple criteria can improve the efficiency of culture and better utilize resources.

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