Fungal Culture Test is done to detect the presence of fungi in body. Symptoms related to any pathogenic infection are more or less similar. And if we are dependent on symptoms alone, then a fungal infection can easily be confused with bacterial infections. Fungal culture tests are therefore ordered to know if particular symptoms are caused by fungi or any other type of pathogen.
There are various types of fungal infections; such as, athlete's foot, jock itch or ringworm. Vaginal yeast infections, that most women are susceptible to suffer from, are also a form of fungal infection. Further, fungi can even infect your nails; a condition known as Onychomycosis, that make nails abnormally thick and brittle, with a yellowish discoloration.
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On skin, fungi cause redness and severe itching. Vaginal fungus infection causes heavy discharge accompanied with itching, that gets severe during night. White patches on gums, inner cheeks and tongue may suggest fungal infection.
Your doctor may opt for a physical examination in the beginning to determine fungal infections. Thereafter, some ointments and oral medicines need to deliver expected results. If these do not work, a blood test is definitely ordered.
The procedure involves drawing a small sample of blood from your arms and then testing it under laboratory conditions. You may have to wait for a week or two to receive your results. This is because, fungal growth needs a considerable amount of time to be visible under a microscope. This blood test not only determines fungal infection, but also detects the type of fungi invading the body.
Fungal infections are common and many individuals tend to suffer from this condition at some point or other. However, repeated fungal infections can be a cause of concern, and therefore opting for a blood test for thorough analysis is suggested.