What is clot culture?

What is clot culture?

In this video, Dr. Narendra Saini, MBBS, MD, Internal/General Medicine will talk about clot culture. Clot culture is a modification of a blood culture. In clot culture, the blood is allowed to clot. The advantage of clot culture is that serum can also be collected and investigated for serological tests. Dr. Saini will explain that the blood collected should be 5 to 10 ml and in a sterile container. Allow the blood to clot and after 30 minutes, centrifuged it and remove the clot and put in a streptokinase broth. The serum from the clot has lot of antibodies which the clot doesn’t have and hence useful in investigation.

Dr. Narendra Saini

MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences Delhi MD - Lady Harding Medical College, Delhi Expertise in Treatment of Conditions - Type 1 Diabetes Treatment, Geriatric Medicine, Blood Pressure Management. He has been awarded by for his distinguish services - American Association & British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAIPO) Services offered/Procedures performed Critical Care Medicine, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease Treatment, Thyroid Disorder Treatment, Sport and Exercise Medicine.

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