Wound Culture and Sensitivity
(Wound C & S)
- Wound Culture, Aerobic and/or Anaerobic
- C & S
A Wound C & S will be ordered when your doctor suspects you have an infection, to determine the exact organism responsible for the infection. A culture will be grown in the lab, with initial results available in one day. It may take two to three days for a definitive identification; also, various antibiotics will be tested in order to determine the most effective for treatment. Following treatment, another Wound C & S may be done to ensure the infection has completely cleared up.
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