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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 includes:

  • 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:

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Conditions listing medical complications: Pus:

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