Does diarrhea run in your family? Ok, that one’s bad, we apologize. There is significant practice variation when it comes to acute diarrheal illness – fortunately, there are some recommendations to help guide our practices, and in particular, when we should be sending stool cultures for C&S, O&P, and C. Diff toxin.



  • Dr. Robert Suttie is a FRCPC Emergency Physician, working in the Ottawa area, having completed his residency at the University of Ottawa.

  • Dr. Shahbaz Syed is a FRCPC Emergency Physician at the University of Ottawa, he is also the assistant director of Digital Scholarship and Knowledge Dissemination, and Co-Editor in Chief of the EMOttawa Blog.