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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Positive cultures: The interpretation of a culture of a bodily fluid depends on many factors. Poor technique in fluid collection or processing can lead to false positi ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Fein
16 years experience in Pulmonology
The : The term lung "infiltrate" is a non-specific radiographic finding and can represent many things other than infection. If pneumonia is suspected based ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
BV: Yes there isa culture sensitivity for bacterial vaginitis
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Colony count: The lab will count the colonies of bacteria on the culture plate. The accepted number for infection is 100, 000 colonies. A few bacteria is normal.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: The c+s test is only to determine the type of bacteria present and the antibiotic which will work against it.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Before taking antibiotics, a detailed general / urinary history and urinalysis are minimally required for suspecting UTI if you have not had recurrent ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. May Ghalib
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Kind of bacteria: Usually it detects what kind if bacteria is there and sometimes fungi. Viral cultures look for types if viruses. Sensitivity see what kind if antibio ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Contaminant: Infection is when pathogens (bacteria for example) invade your tissues. This almost always produces signs which include redness, swelling, warmth and ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Similar: In many cases the procedures for collecting a specimen can be the same for both. Ideally you want to avoid contamination with bacterial cultures. Wi ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not unless tested: For the particular agent. Routine urine and semen examinations are not designed to detect HIV or other stds. Urine culture will pick up bacterial infe ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bacteruria: Why was the sample taken? If you have no symptoms of a UTI such as burning with urination or frequency then don`t worry about it. That small amount ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kitonga Kiminyo
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Cultures : Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Bacteria: Agglutination reactions often measure antibodies that will cause the agglutination of artificial particles containing substances from the bacteria coa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Not one I would use: This class of drugs have a broad range of effects against many types of germs but i find no listing for strep throat..It is not used in kids and rarel ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Stept swab: There is no test that is 100% positive or negative. Well maybe if you wanted to ask the question "do parachutes help you survive when you jump of a pl ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Culture of clinical materials for the presence of this organism are very accurate.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It's a protozoan, cannot be cultured, is generally easy to diagnose on physical exam, and the microbes can be seen in the fluid taken from the vagina. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
57 years experience in Urology
No it is not infecti: Lactobacilus is NORMAL organism which lives in the normal vagina. It fights infection and keeps vagina healthy. You need no antibiotics
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Probably: Probably will start you on antibiotics. Usually fever malaise when in blood liketthis.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Happens: Culture is more reliable than UA.
A male asked:
Dr. Fred McCurdy
44 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Prostatitis: Staph species can cause prostatitis but they are rare. If you are having symptoms consistent with prostate infection and your urine is positive for S ... Read More

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