Culture & Sensitivity - Drain Tip

Culture & Sensitivity drain tip test is analyzed for any pathogenic growth in the drain fluid to detect (screening) for any infection for diagnosis and its confirmation. Culture & Sensitivity test (performed in the laboratory to examine for any microbial growth in the given sample specimen such as blood, urine, CSF, etc) in the blood/urine is done that helps to investigate for any growth of foreign pathogens (external microbes) like bacteria and other microorganisms present in the blood (any given sample specimen). Hence this laboratory test is ordered as a key test to detect any infection in suspected pathologies like fever – eg. Fever of unknown origin (related clinical manifestation).
Test Code: 1080
₹ 500.00

Culture & Sensitivity – Drain tip:

Why Culture and sensitivity (Drain Tip) Test?


Drain tip test (also sometimes known as anaerobic drain fluid) is performed during the treatment (for prognosis) and also if complications arise after treatment in case of recurrence and/or due to resistant strains of certain microbes. The sample specimen used here for the culture and sensitivity test is the aspiration of drain fluid (specimen collected from suspected infective site). The treatment is purely based upon certain criteria, such as if the nature of the cause, of ascites, is of – Transudate or Exudate in origin, causative pathogenic agent if it is of bacterial, viral in nature, etc. Culture and sensitivity (Drain Tip) test measure the level or amount of the pathogenic organism (if) present in the drain fluid when subjected to culture studies. It is a confirmatory test to detect the presence of an abnormal abdominal fluid that is accumulated in the body (in case of ascites). Additional tests include clinical assessment to check for the presence of portal hypertension, signs of cancer, etc. Other tests include a clinical investigation by a physician for signs and symptoms of ascites eg. Inspection - jaundice, palmar erythema, spider angioma, bulging flanks, Virchow node, elevated jugular venous pressure, palpation – superficial and deep palpation, checking for shifting dullness, puddle sign, etc, anasarca (cardiac and/or nephritic syndrome) and also tests such as radiological imaging, CT scan, ultrasound, etc.

General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the drain fluid. 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 Drain Fluid

Test Preparation: None

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.