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A blood culture is done to check if bacteria or fungi are infecting your child's blood.
A blood culture is done to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Adaptation Date: 11/29/2022
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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