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  What is bone marrow culture?

What is bone marrow culture?

In this video, Dr. Narendra Saini, MBBS, MD, Internal /General Medicine, will discuss about the bone marrow culture. Bone marrow is a pulp area in the bone. Bone marrow culture is not routinely done as the required investigations are done from blood cultures. In certain conditions such as immune-compromised patients where the blood culture is not yielding any growth and the patient is infectious and has fever then he has to undergo bone marrow culture. Dr. Saini will tell us that the bone culture is performed at the breast bone or pelvic bone. In normal conditions, it is done at the pelvic bone. Precautions have to be taken while taking a bone marrow culture such as the area has to be sterile before inserting a needle for culture.