Aerobic infection secretion may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria. The goal is to see if the infection is due to aerobic bacteria. For this test, a sterile cotton swab is used to collect the secretions and sent immediately to the laboratory.
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 tissue damage or gangrene, swelling, pain, change in the color of your skin, smelly discharge, change in the color of your discharge like white, green, yellow or brown, pus-filled abscess, 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.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your C/S Aerobic Infection Secretion. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for C/S Aerobic Infection Secretion.
No specific preparation is required for this test.
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.
If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.
|UNISEX||All age groups||The growth depends on the infecting organism. Clearing around the disc indicates organism is sensitive to antibiotic|