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C/S Aerobic Bone Marrow


C/S Aerobic Bone Marrow

Also known as Culture And Sensitivity Aerobic Bone Marrow
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What is this test?

This test helps in diagnosing the infection of bone marrow. The goal is to see if there is any aerobic infection present in the bone marrow cells. This test is performed on the bone marrow cells collected by your healthcare provider. For this, a sample of your bone marrow from the back of your pelvic bone or front of your breastbone is collected and sent to the laboratory.

What is bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue present within the bones in the body. Bone marrow contains immature cells, called stem cells. The bone marrow plays a role in the production of red blood cells, immune cells, etc. The Bone marrow is known to produce around 200 billion new red blood cells every day along with white blood cells and platelets.

What are Bacteria, and Aerobic Bacteria:

Bacteria are the single-celled microorganisms 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.

Why this test is performed?

This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like swelling, redness, painful bones especially in the legs, arms or spine, etc. This test may also be recommended if you have unexplained fever or if your doctor suspects you have an infection of the bone marrow. This test is performed to identify the type of bacteria present and to plan the necessary treatment required. The test is also recommended to check the effectiveness of the treatment given

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your C/S Aerobic Bone Marrow. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for C/S Aerobic Bone Marrow.

No specific preparation is required for this test.

Understanding your test results

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 aerobic bacterial infection in the bone marrow.

If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsThe growth depends on the infecting organism. Clearing around the disc indicates organism is sensitive to antibiotic
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