What is a Blood Culture test?
The Blood Culture test is a routine test that helps check for the presence of bacteria, yeast, or other microorganisms in the blood that have a process to cause significant damage to the body’s system and internal organs. The test is employed to spot an infection within the blood (known as septicemia) that may cause sepsis, a chronic and life-threatening condition. The Blood Culture test is straightforward to perform and gets over in a matter of minutes. Fully automated cultures are more sensitive and efficient than manual, conventional Blood Cultures.
When is the Blood Culture test recommended?
It is recommended:In the case of signs or symptoms of infection, including fever, rapid heart rate, nausea, confusion, and reduced frequency of urine.In a recent infection, surgical procedure, valve replacement, or when there is a high risk of systemic infections.Inflammation throughout the body.Severe drop in blood pressure.
What does it measure?
The Blood Culture test is to measure:A Blood Culture test checks and analyses the growth of germs that can cause infections, such as bacteria or fungi. Special tests can be used to see if the infection is caused by a virus.The infection may have spread from the bladder and/or kidneys into the blood and may have further spread throughout the body, infecting other organs and causing life-threatening systemic infection.For Blood Cultures, multiple samples are collected for testing and from different veins to increase the likelihood of detecting the microorganisms that will be present in small numbers.The Blood Cultures are incubated for 2 more days before reporting a negative result, as some bacteria and fungi take time to grow and should take longer to detect.
How long will the reports take?
The reports will take about 168 hrs. after the sample is collected.
What is the cost of the Blood Culture test in Mumbai?
The cost of the Blood Culture test in Mumbai is Rs. 950.
How often should I get tested for the Blood Culture test?
The Blood Culture test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Blood Culture test?
The Blood Culture test yields no growth after 7 days.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Blood Culture test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Blood Culture test?
There are no specific precautions for this test. It depends on the doctor.
How can I book the Blood Culture test in Mumbai?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Blood Culture test with Orange Health Labs in Mumbai?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Mumbai. Our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!