Definition of medical terms used on the web.

Blood Culture

Test used to identify the causative agent of an infectious condition in order to establish the appropriate treatment. It consists of extracting two blood samples with an interval of between 15 and 20 minutes, and placing them in two plates with a medium inside to promote growth of the infectious agent if it is present. Blood drawing will be done when there is a peak in fever, that is, when the temperature is 38ºC or above.