Pus may be cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria present in it. This test helps in diagnosing infection. The goal is to see if there is an anaerobic infection present in the pus. This test is done on both males and females to confirm the wound infection. For this test using a cotton swab pus may be collected by your healthcare provider and sent to the lab.
Pus is a thick fluid which contains dead cells, tissues, and bacteria. It is produced by the body when an infection occurs. Depending on the type of infection and the location of infection the pus can be of various colors like white, green, yellow, and brown.
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 certain conditions like pus secretion from the infected area, broken skin, decreased white blood cells, slow healing of wounds, chills, fever, 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 Pus Swab. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Pus Swab.
No specific preparation is required for this pus swab 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.
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