Bacterial Culture - Other Source Test

This test checks for the presence of bacteria in body fluids other than urine, blood or stool.




This test checks for the presence of bacteria in body fluids other than urine, blood or stool.



This test checks for the presence of bacteria in body fluids other than urine, blood or stool. It may be done on fluid from a wound or from the nose, throat, vagina, spine or other part of the body.

Your healthcare provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicine before the test. In most cases, no special preparation is needed.

What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?

  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear instructions on what you need to do.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Will the test results change my treatment plan, and if not, do I need the test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

Wound Culture
Laboratory Work
Culture of Body Fluids
Body Fluids Culture
Bacterial Culture - Other Source Test


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