Lets delve into the Blood Culture!

Indications for blood culture (NOT COUGHS & COLDS)

  1. Clinical features of sepsis including tachycardia, tachypnea, increased or sub-normal temperature and change in sensorium, hypotension
  2. Suspicion of infective endocarditis
  3. Pyrexia of unknown origin
  4. Unexplained leucocytosis or leucopenia
  5. Systemic and localised infections including suspected meningitis, osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, acute untreated bacterial pneumonia or other possible bacterial infection

 

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