How are bacterial infections diagnosed?

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To diagnose a bacterial infection, doctors often collect a blood or urine sample. This will help them identify the bacteria present, and the bacterial infection is usually diagnosed based on the results of the sample. However, sometimes the diagnosis can be made based on the symptoms of illness.

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Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosis Of Bacterial Infections

Diagnosing a bacterial infection typically includes evaluation by a physician. In order to determine the type of infection from bacteria, the doctor will first perform a physical exam, looking at symptoms such as a fever, sore thr...

oat or cough. The physician may then collect blood or urine samples; take x-rays; and take a throat culture for lab analysis.
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