Culture, Bacterial, Blood

Culture, Bacterial, Blood is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Nursing Central

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
N/A

Common Use:
To identify pathogenic bacterial organisms in the blood as an indicator for appropriate therapeutic interventions for sepsis.

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in bottles containing standard aerobic and anaerobic culture media.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Growth of organisms in standard culture media identified by radiometric or infrared automation, by manual reading of subculture, or polymerase chain reaction [PCR].) Negative: no growth of pathogens.

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