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If in culture sensitivity test bacterial growth found in wound after surgery what does it mean?

By Anonymous July 9, 2017 - 6:50pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for your question.

A culture is a test to find germs, such as bacteria or a fungus, that can cause an infection.

A sensitivity test checks to see what kind of medicine, such as an antibiotic, will work best to treat the illness or infection.

If the test result shows bacteria in the surgical wound, there is an infection.


July 10, 2017 - 6:39am
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