Diagnostic Tests for Pus
Diagnostic Test list for Pus:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Pus
- Physical examination
- Examine pus-filled lesion (pustule) and determine if pus is on the skin (which suggests acne, folliculitis or boils) or under the skin with surrounding skin redness (which suggests an abscess)
- Determine if the pus-filled lesion (pustule) arises from a hair follicle (which suggests folliculitis) or arises independently
- Blood tests
- Fasting blood sugar, especially if boils are recurrent
- Blood culture, if person is unwell and has a fever
- Free testosterone, FSH, LH, DHEA-S if suspect polycystic ovarian syndrome in a female with acne
- Swab of pus-filled lesions (pustules) - for microscopy and culture and identification of bacteria and fungi. The most common organism responsible is Staphlococcal aureus bacteria.
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Pus:
The following list of conditions
have 'Pus' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Pus:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Pus'
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