Blood culture

This is an important test that is used to diagnose bacteremia.

Venous blood
2 tests included
11 days turnaround



About Blood culture

What is a blood culture?

Blood is typically a sterile environment, meaning there are no microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast growing in it. The presence of microorganisms in the blood is always abnormal and is known as bacteremia, which can be extremely serious. A blood culture checks to see if there are any foreign organisms present in the blood.

The presence of microorganisms in the blood can lead to conditions such as sepsis, endocarditis and osteomyelitis.  

Why take the test?

This test detects the presence of bacteria or other microorganisms in the blood. It is used to diagnose bacteremia.


What's tested

Blood Culture

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.