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Pleural fluid culture and sensitivity
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A culture is a test to find the exact germs (such as bacteria or a fungus) that is causing 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.
Pleural fluid (fluid in the chest).
Do not take antibiotics for atleast 3 days before the test.
A test that demonstrates the presence of disease causing organisms in the body. Culture and sensitivity demonstrates the presence of disease causing organisms in the body and to identify which medicines can best eliminate them. In this test, disease causing organisms (most commonly bacteria and fungi) are grown in the laboratory (cultured) and medicines tried on them to determine which ones best work on them (sensitivity testing).