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Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Random Urine

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Culture And Sensitivity Anaerobic Random Urine

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What is this test?

Urine is collected randomly at any time of the day and cultured to test the sensitivity of the bacteria which may be the reason for infections. The goal is to see if there is an anaerobic infection present in the urinary tract region. This test is performed on the urine collected by your healthcare provider. If there is a growth of bacteria in the culture, then it may be the reason for urinary tract infection.

What are urinary tract infections (UTI)?

Urine is a fluid that contains water and wastes which are excreted by your kidneys. The urine passes from kidneys through tubes called ureters to the bladder and eliminated through the urethra. These parts are together called the urinary tract. The urinary tract may be infected by bacteria or fungi or yeast and lead to urinary tract infections. The symptoms of urinary tract infections are painful urination, increased frequency to urinate, burning sensation during urinating, cloudy strong smelling urine, lower back pain, etc.

What are anaerobic bacteria?

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.

Why this test is performed?

This test may be recommended to you if you experience symptoms like painful urination, increased frequency to urinate, burning sensation during urinating, cloudy strong smelling urine, lower back pain, 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.

Also known as C/S Anaerobic Random Urine.

Test Preparation

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

Generally, there is no preparation for this test, but you may be instructed not to urinate for at least one hour before the test and/or to drink a glass of water 15-20 minutes before sample collection. A sample will be collected randomly at any time in a day.

Understanding your test results

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 urinary tract region.

If you get abnormal test results, consult your doctor immediately with your lab test reports.

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsThe growth depends on the infecting organism. Clearing around the disc indicates organism is sensitive to antibiotic
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