Indications : Anaerobic culture is indicated only if brain abscess, subdural empyema, or epidural abscess is suspected or in the presence of a primary anaerobic infection at another site which is suspected of involving the central nervous system.
Physiology : Common conditions associated with central nervous system anaerobic infections include otitis media, lung and pleural infections, sinusitis, oral infections, and congenital heart disease.
Normal Range : No growth
Sample : Cerbrospinal fluid or aspirate of fluid from intracranial lesion.
Test Method : Anaerobic culture
Related Tests : Cerbrospinal fluid culture, Viral culture.
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