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Culture And Sensitivity Aerobic India Preperation Csf


Culture And Sensitivity Aerobic India Preperation Csf

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What is this test?

India Preparation CSF culture and sensitivity is a technique predominantly used to test the sensitivity of the aerobic bacteria, which can infect the CSF Cerebro spinal fluid. This test is done on both males and females to find out whether the CSF is infected by a bacteria or not.

What is CSF:

CSF is cerebrospinal fluid. The central nervous system CNS consists of the brain and spinal cord. The fluid which moves in the space around the spinal cord is called cerebrospinal fluid. It helps in the protection of the central nervous system. It provides nutrients to the brain and spine and helps in the elimination of the waste products.

What are Bacteria, and Aerobic Bacteria:

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.

Why this test is performed:

This test is performed to check if an individual CSF is infected by an aerobic bacteria or not. This test may be recommended to you by a physician, if you experience symptoms such as decreased speech, differences in the mental processes, increased confusion, decreased responsiveness, irritation, decreased sensation, decreased movement due to loss of muscle function, changes in vision, changes in personality or behavior, sensitivity to light, fever, chills, neck stiffness especially when it occurs with fever and chills, etc.

This test also helps the doctors to plan the treatment according to the type of bacteria, that infects the CSF. The test is also performed to check the effectiveness of the treatment.

Also known as C/S Aerobic India Preperation CSF.

Test Preparation

Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your Culture And Sensitivity Aerobic India Preperation Csf. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Culture And Sensitivity Aerobic India Preperation Csf.

No specific preparation is necessary for this test.

Understanding your test results

The test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc.

If your test results are negative, then it may indicate that there are no signs of growth of aerobic bacteria.

If your test results are positive, then it may indicate there is a chance for growth of aerobic bacteria, which means that the CSF has been infected by an aerobic bacteria.

If abnormal test results were seen, 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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