A blood sample may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria. This test helps in diagnosing the cause of bacteremia. The goal is to see if there is an aerobic infection present in the blood. For this test, a sample of your blood is collected by your healthcare provider and sent to the laboratory for the culture.
Bacteremia is a blood infection caused by bacteria. It originates from a specific site in the body which is severely infected. For example, urinary tract infection may spread from the urinary bladder to kidneys and from kidneys to blood. This condition is also called as septicemia. The symptoms of this condition include chills, fever, nausea, inflammation of any parts, less frequent urination, rapid breathing, increase in heart rate, confusion, etc.
Bacteria are the single-celled micro-organisms that can live within the soil, in the ocean and also inside the human gut. They have a number of shapes such as spirals, rods, and spheres etc. Some bacteria can cause illness to the human body and some other plays a major role in the overall functioning of our ecosystem.
Aerobic bacteria are the bacteria which can survive in the presence of oxygen only. In the absence of oxygen, aerobic bacteria cannot survive and can die. Some of the aerobic bacteria are Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Nocardia, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis etc.
This test may be recommended to you if you experience certain symptoms like chills, fever, nausea, inflammation of any parts, less frequent urination, rapid breathing, increase in heart rate, confusion, etc. This test may be specially performed to check if the infection is due to aerobic bacteria or not. This test is also recommended to plan the treatment according to the type of bacteria. The test is also recommended to check the effectiveness of the treatment given.
No special preparation is needed for C/S Aerobic Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing C/S Aerobic Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc.
If your test results show negative it means there is no growth of aerobic bacteria.
If your test results show positive it may indicate that you may have an aerobic bacterial infection in your blood.
If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.
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