Groin sample may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria. This test helps in diagnosing the cause of groin infection. The goal is to see if the infection is due to anaerobic bacteria. For this test, a sterile cotton swab is used to collect the sample. The sample collected is sent immediately to the laboratory.
The groin is an area of your hip between stomach and thigh. It is located where your abdomen ends and your legs begin. Groin infection can be caused by bacteria, fungus or sexually transmitted infections like herpes, etc. This can be transmitted to you by your partner if he/she has sexually transmitted infections. The symptoms of groin infection are redness, persistent itching, pain that spreads to the chest, lower back, or abdomen, changes in testicles such as lumps or swelling, blood in urine, fever, nausea, etc.
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 redness, persistent itching, pain that spreads to the chest, lower back, or abdomen, changes in testicles such as lumps or swelling, blood in urine, fever, nausea, etc. 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 Groin Swab. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Groin Swab.
No specific preparation is required for this groin swab anaerobic 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.
If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.
|All age groups
|The growth depends on the infecting organism. Clearing around the disc indicates organism is sensitive to antibiotic