Catheter Tip Culture Test

Catheter Tip Culture

Catheter Tip Culture Test

Catheter tip culture is a type of culture that is used to grow catheter tips. It is used to assess whether bacteria remain on or in the tips of catheters after they have been removed from the body. Using the results of this test in conjunction with blood cultures, doctors can establish the source of the bacteria that is causing sepsis.

Why done? 

  • Tip cultures from central venous catheters (CVCs) help determine whether a patient has a catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI).
  • This test is extremely helpful in diagnosing diseases and serious health problems caused by bacteria, fungus, and other microorganisms. The test determines whether or not such organisms are present.


1. Cleanse the skin around the insertion site with 70% alcohol before withdrawing the catheter to decrease contaminating skin flora and remove any leftover antimicrobial ointment. Allow time for drying.

2. Remove the catheter aseptically and clip 2 inches of the catheter's distal tip into a sterile container.

3. To avoid drying, transport directly to the Microbiology Laboratory.

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required Documents for Catheter Tip culture Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care: 

Leave the dressing strip on for 15 minutes. No particular type of care is required.

Cost of Catheter Tip culture Test in Delhi: 

The Catheter Tip culture Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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Test Type Catheter Tip Culture Test

Catheter Tip Culture Test (Pathology Tests)


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