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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is a bacterial infection?
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Bacterial infections can occur in multiple locations in the body.
Some have tests that are easy to do such as a culture of the urine or blood, and some you cannot test for directly. If you are concerned that you have a bacterial infection please see your doctor immediately for evaluation.

In brief: Sometimes
Bacterial infections can occur in multiple locations in the body.
Some have tests that are easy to do such as a culture of the urine or blood, and some you cannot test for directly. If you are concerned that you have a bacterial infection please see your doctor immediately for evaluation.
Dr. Pamela Moore
Dr. Pamela Moore
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Complicated
Sometimes it is obvious from symptoms and physical findings that a patient has bacterial infection.
Often, however, it is diagnosed through a variety of tests that include cultures. Cultures are a way to isolate a bacteria and identify it.

In brief: Complicated
Sometimes it is obvious from symptoms and physical findings that a patient has bacterial infection.
Often, however, it is diagnosed through a variety of tests that include cultures. Cultures are a way to isolate a bacteria and identify it.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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