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A 59-year-old female asked:

Perineum culture swab microbiology results.gram stain rare epithelial cells, few gram positive bacilli , rare gram positive cocci. no neutrophils seen . organism 1 mixed flora. can you please explain this test results? thank you?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
You are asking for personalized health advice which we do not provide and can't provide without the entire picture. In general. rare bacteria and mixed flora organisms means that the sample was a unclean sample, and not specific. We look for specific high growth on or a few organisms when concerned for a culture

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