Blood Cultures

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To check for the presence of a systemic infection

When to Get Tested?

When you have signs or symptoms of sepsis like fever, chills, feeling sick, confusion and tiredness which may develop during another illness, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia or a skin infection

Sample Required?

Two or more blood samples taken from separate sites (commonly from veins in your arms)

Test Preparation Needed?

No test preparation is needed.