Gastro-Intestinal and Intra-Abdominal Infections

Collect appropriate sample for culture before starting treatment - blood culture or surgical sample or aspiration

Request C difficile toxin only if clinically indicated - seek advice from paediatric consultant before sending sample

Check Ova-cyst-parasites (OCP) if clinically appropriate and note any recent travel history on the form - send up to 3 separate stool samples - Red flag symptoms (weight loss, blood in stool) or failure to improve