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A 47-year-old member asked:

If being swab tested specifically for one infection does this mean it can pick up other problems?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Not likely: If the swab was sent for culture and grew a specific organism that is the probable cause of the infection if taken from the correct area and handled appropriately. It is not designated for other purposes.
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