The blood culture test is a test that will check a sample of blood for any germs like bacteria or fungi that may cause disease. After the blood sample is taken, it will be placed into a special container in a laboratory which is then ‘cultured’ for germs to grow which are then and will be monitored.
This kind of test is often used to diagnose an infection and to find out if any germs are present in a patient’s blood stream. This type of culture test will identify specific germs causing specific infections and this will be useful for deciding on what treatment should be given.
The blood culture test is one that will be ordered by a doctor or healthcare professional and may require several blood samples to be taken from different sites. This will normally be done in the doctor’s surgery in the hospital or in a health clinic and then sent to a laboratory.
No, there are no kits for blood culture testing to be done at home. The procedures that are required for blood culture testing are very specific and can only be performed by a qualified professional.
How much Will a blood culture test cost?
There is no fixed price for a blood culture test because there are often several factors involved such as:
if you do have private medical insurance check with your insurer first to find out what testing is covered by your policy and if there are any deductibles that you will have to pay yourself.
Select the test that you would like to undergo
Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person
As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method