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How is campylobacter infection diagnosed?

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To find out if you have campylobacteriosis, your doctor may ask for a stool sample, which will be sent to a lab.

Someone at your doctor’s office will give you a special container to collect the sample. It can take several days to get the results.

In rare cases, your doctor may also want to do a blood test.

From: What Is Campylobacter Infection? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “What is campylobacteriosis?”

World Health Organization: “Campylobacter.”

Wisconsin Division of Public Health: “Campylobacteriosis.”

Vermont Department of Health, “Campylobacter”

Antimicrobe.org: “Camylobacter species.”

SA Health (Government of South Australia): “Campylobacter infection.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 28, 2018

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