Test : Abscess, Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria culture
Indications : Identification of bacteria causing abscess and provide therapy
Physiology : Serious anaerobic infections are due to mixed bacterial flora, which act as pathogenic synergists. Wound infestations are caused by the anaerobes - Bacteroides fragilis, Prevotella melaninogenica, Peptostreptococcus prevotii, Fusobacterium. Aerobes are found in less numbers than anaerobes.
Normal Range : No growth of aerobic or anaerobic bacteria.
Sample : Fluid, pus, or abscess material
Test Method : Aerobic and anaerobic culture
Related Tests : Cerobrospinal Fluid Anaerobic culture, Fine Needle Aspiration, Susceptibility Testing, Wound culture.
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