This test looks for bacteria or other organisms in a wound. The test is used to find
out if a wound is infected. It can also see the type of organism that's causing the
This test is done with a small
sample of tissue or fluid from a wound. The sample is collected and sent to the lab.
is then put into a small dish with a substance that helps organisms grow. This is
as a culture. After a period of time, the dish is checked to see what is growing.
An infected wound may need
treatment, such as antibiotics. The antibiotics stop the infection and keep it from
spreading to other areas of the body. Treating the infection also helps the wound