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A 44-year-old female asked:

on my blood test for bacteria it says +. it has escherichia coli under test name. what does this mean?under antibiotic name it has ampicillin. r. meaning? it also has ceftriaxone. s. what does s mean?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Talk with your Dr.: This really needs to be discussed with your doctor who is aware of your symptoms, history, physical examination and other study results. Blood cultures often show what organism was grown as well as which antibiotics they are resistant to and which they are sensitive too.

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