It is usually ordered by the clinician in cases of bacterial infections which manifest with features of
Blood culture detect the presence of bacteria and fungi which cause blood infection .It can be dangerous as infection might spread in the other organ of the body which can lead to septicaemia , which is a life threatening condition that might need hospitalization .
A blood culture is a test to find an infection in the blood. Most bacteria grow in culture in 2 to 3 days, but some can take up to 10 days. Fungus can take up to 3 to 4 weeks to show up in the culture.
Normal - No growth seen
Culture sensitivity - done in the case when culture shows growth. It is done to ensure which antibiotic will be effective on the particular strain of bacteria so that effective antibiotic can be given.