At our clinic, we offer blood culture testing, which may be recommended if the doctor suspects you have an infection in your blood. Blood infections can develop internally following other bacterial conditions. It is important to check for blood infections because they can be serious, possibly leading to systemic conditions like sepsis, which can cause organ failure.
When should I get tested?
Blood culture testing is usually recommended by a doctor. You may come in for an appointment with an ongoing illness that you can’t seem to shake, or you may be exhibiting signs of blood infection, such as chills & fever, dizziness, fatigue, & aching muscles.
What does the test include
The blood culture test is done using a blood sample, which requires you to give a small amount of blood.