August 23rd, 2013 | It’s a common childhood complaint: stomach ache. As a parent, it can be frustrating to know whether it’s just part of growing up, or if it’s a more serious disease or issue with abdominal organs. So when should you call the doctor about your child’s stomach ache? Here’s what you need to know about possible causes… Continue Reading
This test detects blood in the stool that cannot be seen.
This test looks for inflammation in the intestine.
This test detects a bacterial infection of the intestine, such as salmonella or shigella.
Clostridium Difficile (C. diff)
This test detects specific bacteria in the colon which can cause diarrhea.
H. Pylori Stool Antigen
This test detects a bacteria that can infect the stomach and cause ulcers.
Diseases or Conditions
Your child's pediatric gastroenterologist may use a stool test to help diagnose the following gastrointestinal problems.