Campylobacter Species Antigen Detection - Stool

Campylobacter is a genus of bacteria that can cause foodborne illnesses, the most common of which is Campylobacteriosis. This illness is characterized by diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. It's most frequently associated with eating undercooked poultry or drinking unpasteurized milk.

  • Test NameCampylobacter Species Antigen Detection - Stool
  • Sample TypeStool
  • Preparations RequiredNo special preparation is required for this test.
  • Report Time3 days

The Campylobacter Species Antigen Detection test is a stool test used to detect the presence of antigens to Campylobacter bacteria. Antigens are proteins that trigger an immune response in the body, so their presence often signifies an active infection. This test helps physicians identify and confirm a diagnosis of Campylobacteriosis, allowing for prompt and appropriate treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Campylobacter Species Antigen Detection test is a diagnostic stool test that checks for the presence of Campylobacter antigens. The presence of these antigens indicates a current infection with Campylobacter bacteria.

This test is important for diagnosing Campylobacteriosis, a common foodborne illness. Early and accurate diagnosis can lead to timely and effective treatment, potentially preventing complications.

No, fasting is not required for this test.

This test measures the presence of Campylobacter antigens in the stool. If these antigens are detected, it typically means that an individual is currently infected with Campylobacter bacteria.

This test is typically only needed when Campylobacteriosis is suspected based on your symptoms, or as part of an outbreak investigation. If you have symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, particularly if you have consumed undercooked poultry or unpasteurized milk, your doctor may order this test.

A normal result for this test is negative, which means that no Campylobacter antigens were detected in the stool sample.

Abnormal results, i.e., a positive result, means that Campylobacter antigens were detected, suggesting an active Campylobacter infection.

No special precautions are needed before this test.

The main factor affecting the levels of Campylobacter Species Antigen is whether or not there's an active infection with Campylobacter bacteria in your body.

If your test results are abnormal, you should consult a gastroenterologist or an infectious disease specialist.

The test is performed using a stool sample, which is collected and sent to a lab for analysis.

While the test specifically looks for antigens from Campylobacter, there's always a small chance of a false positive or negative result. Other bacterial infections may potentially cause a false positive, and in some cases, the test may fail to detect a Campylobacter infection.

You should consult a gastroenterologist or an infectious disease specialist if you have a positive result.

Antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections might affect the result of the test by reducing the amount of bacteria, and thus antigens, in your system

This test is considered highly accurate in detecting an active Campylobacter infection, but as with all tests, there may be some cases of false positives or negatives.

The cause of your symptoms is a key part of effective treatment. If you are suffering from diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, the Campylobacter Species Antigen Detection test can provide critical information to guide your doctor's decisions about your care. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about this test.

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