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Blood Culture, Routine

Quick Overview

Used to isolate and identify potentially pathogenic organisms causing bacteremia and to establish the diagnosis of endocarditis.

Test #008300


Availability: In stock

Also Known As Culture, Blood, Routine; Listeria Culture,Fungus Culture, Blood,Blood Culture,Brucella, Blood Culture
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 7-8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Blood cultures are used to detect the presence of bacteria or fungi in the blood, to identify the type present, and to guide treatment. Testing is used to identify a blood infection (septicemia) that can lead to sepsis, a serious and life-threatening complication.

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