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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacteria in blood: To find out if there is bacteria in your blood.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood infection: If your doctors suspected you had an infection in your blood, blood cultures would be ordered.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
2-3 days: Usually bacterial blood cultures take 2 days to grow and the results should be out by 3 days. If they are looking for fungus or viruses on the culture ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Routine blood cultures are usually read at 24 and 48 hours and then again at 7 days and 14 days depending upon the organisms that are growing. Newer ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Blood cultures: Blood cultures refers to taking a sample of blood and growing in the microbiology laboratory for invasive organisms. Typically blood cultures are use ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
1-5 days: It can be as soon as one day but labs will usually incubate and monitor the cultures for up to 5 days to make sure nothing is growing.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No bacteria found: It means that no bacteria were found in the blood.
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: The spirochetes that cause it won't grow in blood culture.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Multiple ways: A few organisms may show up in blood culture due to transient bacteremia in an otherwise normal person. This may be due passing hard stool. More com ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
19 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Not always: It depends on how bad the meningitis is, but it helps narrow down the antibiotis if the blood cultures were positive.
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