Bone marrow cells may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria. This test helps in diagnosing the infection of bone marrow. The goal is to see if there is any anaerobic 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.
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue present in some of the bones in the body. Bone marrow contains immature cells, called stem cells. Bone marrow produces 200 billion new red blood cells every day along with white blood cells and platelets.
Anaerobic bacteria are bacteria that can not survive in the presence of oxygen. Some of the examples of anaerobic bacteria are Staphylococcus, E.Coli, Clostridium, Actinomyces, Acetobacterium, etc. The growth of anaerobic bacteria causes anaerobic infections. Anaerobic infections can occur when deep tissues are injured or exposed. This can occur due to surgery or trauma, etc. The risk factors of getting an anaerobic infection are diabetes, a weak immune system, low blood flow, staph infection, open wounds, etc. The common symptoms of anaerobic infection are smelly discharge, pus-filled abscess, discoloration of the infected area, etc.
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 may be specially performed to check if the infection is due to anaerobic 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 Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Bone Marrow. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Bone Marrow.
No specific preparation is required for this bone marrow culture and sensitivity 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 anaerobic bacteria.
If your test results show positive it may indicate that you may have an anaerobic bacterial infection in the bone marrow.
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|