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Test Details
Test Code:PL0374
Test Name:Culture, Blood (48 hrs.)
Test Details & Preparation
A blood culture is a test to detect germs such as bacteria or fungi in the blood. One may be ordered when you show symptoms of an infection - such as a high fever or chills - and the doctor suspects germs have spread into the blood. The culture can show what type of germ is causing the infection, which will determine how it is treated.

If you are seriously ill, the doctor may start treatment before the results are complete, basing treatment on the most likely cause of the infection. This can be changed to be specific for the microbe found when the culture is completed and the antibiotic sensitivity of the bacteria or fungi has been determined.

During some illnesses, certain infection-causing bacteria and fungi can invade the bloodstream and spread into other parts of the body, away from the original infection site. Their presence in the blood usually means that you have a serious infection. Such infections usually cause a more rapid heart rate, high fever, and an increase in the white blood cell count.

A blood culture can reveal a number of infections or problems, such as endocarditis, a severe and potentially life-threatening problem that occurs when bacteria in the bloodstream stick to the heart valves.

A blood culture might also detect the organism causing other infections like osteomyelitis, a bone infection often caused by Staphylococcus aureus, and cellulitis, a skin infection that involves areas of tissue just below the skin's surface.

The blood culture is done with a simple blood draw performed after the skin is cleansed with an alcohol pad and a special antibacterial solution. This careful skin sterilization is important because it prevents contamination of the blood that's being drawn. It kills bacteria that may be on the surface of the skin so that they don't appear in the blood culture and interfere with identification of the germ causing the infection.

Sometimes it seems like a lot of blood is drawn for the test, but it's important that enough be drawn for the culture to be accurate. The amount of blood drawn is small compared with the amount of blood in the body, and it's quickly replenished (within 24-48 hours). After the blood is sent to the lab, results usually are available in 1-2 days.
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