Cultivo rectal

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El examen de cultivo rectal se realiza introduciendo un hisopo (palillo recubierto de algodón en sus puntas) en el recto. El hisopo se rota suavemente y luego se retira. El frotis extraído en el hisopo se coloca en un medio de cultivo para estimular el crecimiento de microorganismos. El propósito del examen es aislar e identificar organismos en el recto que pueden causar síntomas y/ o enfermedad gastrointestinal.

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  • Last Reviewed on 04/26/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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