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Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Bronchial Washings


Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Bronchial Washings

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What is this test?

Bronchial Washings culture and sensitivity is a technique predominantly used to test the sensitivity of the anaerobic bacteria, which can infect the human body. This test is done on both males and females to confirm the bacterial infection.

What is Bronchial Washings:

Bronchial Washing is a medical procedure which is used to take cells from the lungs and bronchi for examination of bacterial and other infections.

What are Bacteria, and Anaerobic 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.

Anaerobic bacteria are the 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. Anaerobic infections can occur when deep tissues are injured or exposed. This can occur due to surgery or trauma, etc.

Why this test is performed:

This test is performed to check if an individual secretion is infected by an anaerobic bacteria or not. This test may be recommended to you by a physician if you have conditions like cough with blood, wheezing, weight loss, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, cough with phlegm etc.

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

Test Preparation

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

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 anaerobic bacteria.

If your test results are positive, then it may indicate there is a chance for the growth of anaerobic bacteria.

If abnormal test results were seen, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.

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UNISEXAll age groupsThe growth is observed based on the infecting organism
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