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A blood Culture Test is performed by examination of the blood specimen for the presence of any harmful pathogens caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungus that accidentally enters the body. This Blood Culture Test is suggested by a physician or pathologist to those symptomatic patients who develop clinical manifestations i.e signs, symptoms of such infections.
Test Code: 1218
₹ 500.00


Why Blood Culture Test?  


 A blood culture test helps doctors to figure out the kind of infection (bacteria, virus, parasitic infestation, etc) that has entered into the systemic circulation that can affect the entire body. After the phlebotomist draws a blood sample specimen gives it to the laboratory, where the patient’s blood is added to the suitable culture medium and in 24 to 48 or 72 hours the growth is checked for microbial growth in the medium.  This blood culture test result can help with the best treatment against the infection eg. Antifungal medications, medications that target gram-negative bacteria, broad-spectrum antibiotics, etc. This blood culture test is ordered with symptoms that may include fever or chills, fatigue, nausea, confusion, increased heart rate or breathing (respiratory rate) or signs such as inflammation, blood clots, drop in blood pressure and/or organ failure, etc. a positive test result indicate the presence of micro-organisms such as bacteria, virus in the blood. While negative test result rules out any signs of infections or infestations present in the body (blood – systemic circulation). This blood culture test result helps the physician in arriving at a diagnosis and has a significant role in ruling out other similar disease conditions (differential diagnosis) with related manifestations. Thus this test helps in screening, diagnosis, confirmation, and prognosis of diseases.   

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Blood Sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: Suggestions from your Doctor

This Multi-Specialty Clinical Referral Laboratory RT DIAGNOSTICS provides precise and accurate tests with an extensive range of testing services to the medical centers to help in the diagnosis and identification of pathology in the test specimens for infectious diseases and also to evaluate the function of organ systems of the patient. It prevents further complications and helps to stabilize and restore health to near normalcy at the earliest without delay.