Blood Poisoning Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Blood Poisoning below.


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How to Diagnose Blood Poisoning

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. If sepsis is suspected, the doctor will try to find the source of the infection.

Tests include:

  • Several blood cultures to confirm the diagnosis of sepsis
  • Urine and other blood tests to check for signs of infection
  • Cultures of urine , sputum, stool, and other secretions to check for bacteria or other infectious agents
  • X-rays -a test that uses radiation to take a picture of structures inside the body
  • CT scan -a type of x-ray that uses a computer to make pictures of structures inside of the body
  • MRI scan -a test that uses magnetic waves to make pictures of structures inside of the body
  • Other specialized tests depending on the source of the infection


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What It Is
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Blood Poisoning Causes
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Blood Poisoning Risk Factors
Risk Factors
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Blood Poisoning Diagnosis
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Blood Poisoning Complications
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Screening for Blood Poisoning
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Blood Poisoning Medications
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Blood Poisoning Prevention
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Blood Poisoning Treatment
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Blood Poisoning Care
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