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What Is a culture test?

A: A culture test is evaluation of fluid, tissue or other products of the body to look for presence of abnormal cells indicating presence of viruses, bacteria or fungi. Such a test usually relies on small samples collected from the body either by the individual or by a medical practitioner. These samples are placed in secure dishes named culture dishes, which have nutrients on them that encourage growth of abnormal substances and these are then examined regularly to determine if growth of irregular cells, indicating infection, is occurring. No growth indicates that infectious agents are not present, though cultures are not 100% accurate. Growth of abnormal tissue either...


  why getting favour in evry monthwhile blood culture test is normal

A: Hi, blood culture is usually done for commonest organism. Hence, you need to send culture for other organisms,if not sent, such as Brucella (most common), Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Histoplasma, Legionella, and Bartonella.But few ofthis can be tested with serological tests. Transesopageal ultrasound should be done to rule outinfective-endocarditis. Lymph node biopsy may be needed to rule out lymphoma and other malignancy. Certainconnective tissue disorder like giant cell arteritis can cause fever. Certain drugs like one used for BP i.e.hydralazine and methyldopa can cause fever. I suggest you to consult physician. Take care and regards....


What do routine STD cultures test for?

A: Routine STD, or sexually transmitted disease, cultures test for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, herpes, urinary tract infections, vaginal infections and nongonococcal urethritis or nonspecific urethritis (NGU/NSU). A visual examination may also yield important diagnostic information, such as the presence of sores or lesions.HistorySexually transmitted diseases may not always be visibly apparent, but testing reveals and confirms their presence. testing samples include blood, urine, discharge, tissue, cells or saliva. Swine Flu...Or perhaps bacterial STDs... HIV, Herpes, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis, and Syphilis. Know more about Simple STD testing...


Treating urinary tract infections and urine culture testing

A: Urinary tract infection is a type of infection that might affect any of the organs that belong to the urinary system including the bladder. This infection is usually associated with frequent, painful urination, and burning when urinating. The infection is usually treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the bacteria might be more or less resistant to certain antibiotics and complete eradication might be impossible to achieve. This might additionally lead to chronic inflammation of the affected organ. So, according to the information you provided (pain in bladder after previous severe urinary tract infection) it is possible that you might be experiencing chronic cystitis. It might have been good to have a urine culture 10 to 14 days after the end of the treatment to be...

I currently have pneumonia and had my blood taken for culture test but it didn''t show bacteria. Why?

A: 11 Mar 2012 I am only guessing but the reason that the bacteria didn''t show up in a culture could be that if you are already on antibiotic when tested, the "bug" might not show up in blood, while it still in your lungs. The second could be that the infection is in your lungs only and not in your blood in levels that can be tested. I take it you are not getting better? It does take several days for the antibiotic to kick in, but you should start feeling better. The infiltrates you are talking about could be what they cause "difuse" which means that the infection is breaking up, but you still have some left over. This does not mean you still have your infection, but rather the antibiotics are...


I have a scalp disease that exist for four years. I have had culture test/ biopsies several times /

A: sorry i am not answerring the question, because  this is my first time in this forum, and i don''t know how to place a question, but i have the exact same problem since middle of 183, summer. I have been on similar (sound almost the same history) treatments by dermatologist doctors in diferent  ocations, diferent clinics,and  i am desperate about this, i have been prescribe with some positive temporaly results,; clobetsol prpionate 0.05% topical solution, this is liquid, also tretinoin 0.025%, also clindamycin phophate 1%, this last one appear to help little bit more, and lately i took the initiative tu use melaleuca oil with some positive result, but everithing has been temporarly.  Also i notice like the hair got curly inside the scalp and because of it...

Ambiguity about my test results.

A: Hi Sahara, Sorry that you haven"t been able to communicate effectively with the doctor. It is indeed confusing, that perhaps the laboratory could shed some light on. It depends on which test(s) were done by which manufacturer. However, your test was for herpes type 2, not type 1. IgG is an antibody test that develops after the primary infection. IgM is more immediate, indicating a current infection. Both IgG and IgM are specific for either type of herpes. Your urine test was negative for germs associated with urinary tract infections. This is good! The culture was positive for herpes (probably type 1); the antibody test from your...


What Is a Lyme Disease test?

A: A Lyme disease test is administered to detect the presence of Lyme disease in the blood. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria transmitted through the bite of certain kinds of ticks. A test is necessary when symptoms of the disease are exhibited, including inflammation of the skin, an expanding rash, headache, fever and malaise. Because these symptoms are so similar to those of other diseases, diagnosis can be difficult without specialized tests. There are five different types of Lyme disease tests practiced today, including the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA; the indirect fluorescent assay, or IFA; the polymerase chain reaction test, or PCA; the western...

What Are the Different Types of Parasite tests?

A: There are several different types of parasite tests used to diagnose and treat parasitic infection; these include stool tests, blood tests, pinworm tests, and swab culture tests. Many of these testing options can be ordered online and analyzed at a remote laboratory, though most doctors can also conduct testing for parasites. The type of test typically depends on the type of parasite an individual is thought to have.. When parasites enter the body, they feed off of human tissue and the protein encompassing the nerves. Proper diagnosis is vital for effective parasite...

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