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Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Bone Marrow]

The Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Bone Marrow] test is a critical diagnostic procedure that aids in the identification and treatment of infections within the bone marrow. Bone marrow is a soft, spongy tissue found in the center of bones. It is responsible for producing blood cells, including white blood cells which are essential for fighting infections. When an infection occurs within the bone marrow, it can disrupt this critical function and may have serious consequences.


  • Test Name Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Bone Marrow]
  • Sample Type Bone marrow aspirate/Blood
  • Preparations Required No special preparation is required for the test, but it’s important to inform your doctor if you are on any medication, have any allergies, or have a bleeding disorder.
  • Report Time 14 days

Through this test, a sample of bone marrow is cultured in a laboratory to encourage the growth of bacteria, if present. This culture helps in identifying the type of bacteria that is causing the infection. Additionally, the sensitivity aspect involves testing the cultured bacteria against various antibiotics to ascertain which antibiotics are effective in combating the infection. This information is vital as it ensures that the most efficacious antibiotic is used for treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is used to detect and identify bacteria that may be infecting the bone marrow and to determine which antibiotics are effective against these bacteria. This aids in providing targeted treatment.

Infections in the bone marrow can hinder its ability to produce blood cells, which are crucial for overall health. Detecting and treating these infections promptly is vital to prevent complications such as sepsis or bone diseases.

A healthcare professional will use a needle to extract a sample of bone marrow, usually from the hip bone. This procedure is known as a bone marrow aspiration or biopsy.

You may experience some discomfort or pain during the procedure. A local anesthetic is usually applied to minimize pain.

A positive culture indicates the presence of bacteria in the bone marrow. The sensitivity results will show which antibiotics are likely to be effective in treating the infection.

It's important to consult your doctor for a detailed interpretation of the results and to discuss appropriate treatment options.

While generally safe, there are some risks associated with a bone marrow biopsy, such as infection, bleeding, and bruising at the site where the needle was inserted.

Generally, no special preparation is needed. However, it’s important to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking, especially blood thinners, as well as any allergies or bleeding disorders you may have.

It’s recommended to take it easy and avoid strenuous activities for a couple of days after the procedure. Your doctor will provide specific instructions based on your health status.

The presence of medications, especially antibiotics, in the blood can affect the results. Furthermore, improper sample collection or handling can also impact the results.

Modifiable factors include lifestyle choices such as diet and hygiene practices, while non-modifiable factors include genetic predisposition to infections and bone diseases.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, staying up-to-date with vaccinations, and practicing good hygiene can help reduce the risk of infections.

The recovery time varies depending on the severity of the infection and the efficacy of the treatment. Following the doctor’s instructions is crucial for a swift recovery.

The Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Bone Marrow] test is an essential diagnostic tool in detecting and treating infections within the bone marrow. Timely identification and treatment of such infections are crucial in safeguarding the health of the bone marrow and, by extension, the entire body. This test helps ensure that targeted and effective antibiotics are used, thereby optimizing treatment outcomes. As with any medical procedure, it is important to follow the advice and instructions of your doctor.

Culture and Sensitivity - Aerobic [Bone Marrow]
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