PUS Culture Test

What is this test?

Pus culture and sensitivity is a technique predominantly used to test the sensitivity of the aerobic bacteria, which can infect the human body. This test is done on both males and females to confirm the infection.

What is Pus:

Pus is a thick fluid that contains dead tissue, cells, and bacteria. It is produced by body whee an infection occurs by the bacteria. Depending on the type of bacteria and location of infection, pus can be in many colors like yellow, green, brown and white.

What are Bacteria, and Aerobic Bacteria:

Bacteria are the single-celled micro-organisms that can live within the soil, in the ocean and also inside the human gut. They have a number of shapes such as spirals, rods, and spheres etc. Some bacteria can cause illness to the human body and some other plays a major role in the overall functioning of our ecosystem.

Aerobic bacteria are the bacteria which can survive in the presence of oxygen only. In the absence of oxygen, aerobic bacteria cannot survive and can die. Some of the aerobic bacteria are Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Nocardia, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis etc.

Why this test is performed:

This test is performed to check if an individual is infected by an aerobic bacteria or not. This test may be recommended to you by a physician, if you have conditions like broken skin, decreased white blood cells, pus secretion from the infected area, slow healing of wounds, chills, fever, etc. This test helps to confirm the wound infection.

This test also helps the doctors to plan the treatment according to the type of bacteria, that infects the wound. The test is also performed to check the effectiveness of the treatment.

Also known as C/S Aerobic Pus.