Throat culture

What is Throat culture?

Throat culture is a laboratory diagnostic test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat. Sampling is performed by throat swab, and the sample is put in a special cup (culture) that allows infections to grow. If an infection grows, the culture is positive. The type of infection is found using a microscope, chemical tests, or both. If no infection grows, the culture is negative.

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My throat has been sore for a few weeks on and off. A yellowish brownish cold comes up occasionally. Its accompanied by cold symptoms....

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Possible chronic strep throat infection. Do gargles with salt.

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I would like some Help to identify bacteria growing on those p├ętri dish from my throat culture...

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Hi Doctor,
I was suffering from bad throat and fever 1 month back. Took Taxim O 200 for 5 days but it came back after 2 days after leaving the...

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There is no cause for worry.

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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Your sore throat and fever is probably viral infection...

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