Stool – general culture
Why this test?
A clinical test that detects qualitative and quantitative changes in the composition of normal intestinal microflora and determines the sensitivity of pathogenic flora to antibiotics.
When is it prescribed?
This test is prescribed for the diagnosis of dysbacteriosis, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, newborns with disturbed intestinal normal flora, children with frequent acute respiratory viral infections, rickets, anemia, hypotrophy, allergic dermatitis, elderly people with age-related changes in the properties of the microflora, for the selection of antibacterial therapy, to evaluate the therapy of dysbiosis
Information about the test
Normally, the intestines of a healthy person are inhabited by various microorganisms that are vital for the body. Bacteria exist in a community where all microorganisms are interdependent and balanced in terms of quantity and quality. Intestinal microflora is represented by more than 500 types of microorganisms that perform the most important functions for the body:
- participate in the body's metabolic processes;
- contribute to the synthesis of vitamins of group B and vitamins K, C, as well as some hormones;
- participate in the digestive process;
- increase local immunity due to the synthesis of immunoglobulins;
- inhibit pathogenic flora, including viral flora as a result of their vital activity;
- participate in the management of intestinal peristalsis;
- participate in cleaning the intestines from toxins and normalizing its gas composition.
When the microflora shifts towards an increase in facultative, opportunistic flora, dysbiosis develops. A more accurate diagnosis based on analysis indicators helps determine a comprehensive examination. Hypovitaminosis, allergic reactions and pronounced symptoms of increased fatigue are also observed.