Bacterial culture from the throat

Bacterial culture from the throat is a culture of microflora for the purpose of diagnosing bacterial infections, as well as determining sensitivity to antibiotics. This analysis allows you to identify the pathogen and determine its sensitivity to the drug (antibiotic). The result of such an analysis will help the doctor prescribe effective treatment, justify the appointment of an antibiotic. Examining a culture from the throat helps to determine the type of infections that affect the throat, nasopharynx and cause pharyngitis and other bacterial lesions of the throat.

  • Indications for analysis

    frequent tonsillitis, tonsillitis and pharyngitis in history; determination of the causative agent of throat disease; frequent furunculosis in the anamnesis; detection of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus.

  • How to prepare a child for analysis?

    Taking a bacteriological culture from the throat is performed on an empty stomach (it is forbidden to eat and drink). It is also not recommended to rinse the throat or carry out any therapeutic actions before seeding. A few days before the test, it is recommended to stop using various medications, including antibiotics. To collect biomaterial from the throat, the doctor uses a plastic stick with a sterile cotton swab on the end. With this stick, the doctor runs along the back wall of the throat. The procedure itself is painless, but a little unpleasant.

Bacterial culture from the throat

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