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Culture and Sensitivity, Nasal Swab

Original price was: ₹ 660.00.Current price is: ₹ 399.00.


Blood, NA, Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

A nasal swab sample is required for this test. A healthcare provider will use a sterile swab to collect mucus and secretions from the inside of the nose.

test timeTest Time:

The culture and sensitivity test from a nasal swab can take several days to provide results. The exact time frame may vary depending on the type of microorganisms being tested and their growth rate.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The normal range for this test is “no bacterial or fungal growth.” If bacteria or fungi are detected, further testing is conducted to identify the specific microorganisms and determine their sensitivity to antibiotics or antifungal medications.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The culture and sensitivity test from a nasal swab is performed to identify and determine the susceptibility of bacteria or fungi causing nasal infections or other medical conditions in the nasal passages. It aids medical professionals in selecting the best course of action.

test procedureTest Procedure:

A healthcare provider uses a sterile swab to gently collect mucus and secretions from the inside of the nose. A laboratory receives the sample once it has been collected. In the laboratory, the sample is cultured to allow any bacteria or fungi present to grow. Once grown, the microorganisms are identified, and sensitivity testing is performed to determine which antibiotics or antifungal medications will be effective against them.

when to take the testWhen to Take the Test:

This test is taken when a patient presents with symptoms or conditions that suggest a nasal infection or other medical issue affecting the nasal passages, such as persistent nasal discharge or congestion.

who should take this testWho Should Take This Test:

Individuals with symptoms or conditions that require further investigation in the nasal passages, such as recurrent sinusitis or nasal infections. Patients with suspected or confirmed infections in the nasal passages.

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases (Pregnancy, etc.):

Patients who are pregnant or have specific medical conditions should inform their healthcare provider before undergoing this test. The healthcare provider will consider these factors when planning the procedure.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: Is the nasal swab test painful?

A: The test may cause mild discomfort or a sensation of pressure as the swab is inserted into the nostril, but it is not typically painful.

Q2: How long does it take to receive results?

A: Results can take several days as the microorganisms need time to grow in the culture. The exact timeframe may vary.

Q3. Does this test include any potential risks?

A: The risks are minimal, but as with any medical procedure, there is a slight risk of infection or nosebleed. To reduce these dangers, healthcare providers take appropriate measures.

Q4: Can this test detect viral infections like the flu or COVID-19?

A: No, the culture and sensitivity test is primarily used to detect bacterial or fungal infections. Viral infections like the flu or COVID-19 require specific tests.

Q5: Is it necessary to fast before taking this test?

A: Fasting is generally not required for the nasal swab culture and sensitivity test. However, patients should follow any specific instructions provided by their healthcare provider.

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