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What Is Culture
Urine test or UA: Test to demonstrate presence or absence of Sugar (?Diabetes): Protein (? Kidney disease; Bile (?Liver problem) Red blood & white blood cells (Bladder or kidney infection, kidney disease or tumor etc;.): Bacteria (?Infection), Ketones (?Nutrition) pH (?Acidity or alkalinity of urine) Specific Gravity (?Urine Concentrated or Dilute) ...Read more
Anaerobes: This type of bacterial culture is designed to allow anaerobic bacteria to grow, that is, ones that grow in the absence of oxygen. Much of the bacterial microbiome in the mouth and intestines are in this category. Many bacteria are facultative, they can grow with or without oxygen, sort of ac-dc. ...Read more
Urine culture.: For a urine culture, a sample of your urine is collected in a sterile cup and is then sent to a laboratory for analysis. It lets us know if there's a bacterial infection in the urine. It also lets us know the identity of the bacterium and the antibiotics to which the bacterium is sensitive. ...Read more
GU Bacteria: Ureaplasma is a common bacteria found in the genitourinary system. Sometimes it causes infections and sometimes it doesn't and we don't know why. Not all tests will diagnose it and sometimes it's unfairly blamed for certain diseases. It should only be treated with antibiotics if it's causing a serious issue that isn't being caused by some other bug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria multiplying: Anywhere in the urinary tract from kidney to urethra. Bacteria are actually multiplying by dividing in the urine, usually in the bladder, after gaining access from the urethra. Bacteria can attach to the lining of of the urinary tract and invade so that urethra, bladder, ureter or kidney tissues can become infected. ...Read more
A kind of bacteria: Chlamydia is a bacteria. The the most common types are transmitted sexually, i.e. it's an STD. In some developing countries, some chlamydia types cause eye infections in children and are passed nonsexually by contact with infected people, by contact with shared clothing or sheets, and by flies. A related germ called Chlamydophila causes bronchitis and pneumonia. ...Read more
Gonorrhea: Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted bacterial infection, easy to treat. It can cause urogenital infections in both men and women, including cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, which can lead to fertility problems. It can also cause throat infection, anal infection, eye infections, and, if it gets into the bloodstream, may, rarely, involve the liver, heart. brain, and joints. ...Read more
A Parasite: Trichomonas vaginalis is a small, single-celled animal that typically lives in the vagina. It can cause infection of the genitals (called trichomoniasis or trich) of both men and women, and is often classified as a sexually transmitted infection. It's usually treated with antibiotics by mouth, and any sexual partners of an infected person should probably be tested and treated. ...Read more
None: A urine culture can only show the presence of bacteria in that particular specimen. The diagnosis of infection is clinical since some individuals can have asymptomatic bacteriuria and not be bothered by it. In addition at times the specimen can be contaminated and not representative of true infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: This is a vaginal infection caused by a flagellate protozoa that is usually caused by trichomonas vaginalis. This infection can occur in men as well. It is sometimes (mostly) obtained by sexual contact. It is easily treated with the appropriate medication. See your doctor to make sure are diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A gram negative rod: Acinetobacter is a genus of bacteria that are gram negative bacilli or rod shaped organisms. Free living acinetobacter species can be found in almost all soil and fresh water samples. Acinetobacter is a cause of many serious hospital acquired infections. It can cause suppurative infections in almost all organ systems. It can be multi-drug resistant, resistant to almost all known antibiotics. ...Read more
Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic. Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more
Grow UTI bacteria: Tiny sample of urine is spread on a bacterial growth culture medium, e.G agar & placed in an incubator to grow. Positive urine cultures demonstrate colonies of bacteria which can then be identified. Such colonies can then be recultured in presence of various antibiotics to identify to which the isolated organism is sensitive. No growth is negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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