Stool cultures examine a stool sample for the presence of bacteria, usually Campylobacter species, Salmonella species, and Shigella species. This may be done if you have had symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain and cramping.
This test is performed to aid in diagnosis of strep throat. This throat swab is cultured for bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A streptococcus, the most common cause of bacterial infections of the throat.
This test checks a wound for sources of infection (fungus, bacteria). This can be used to determine the correct course of treatment, if one is needed. It can also be used after treatment to determine if the treatment was effective.