Definitions for "BLOOD CULTURE"
A test where blood is drawn and cultured for bacteria. It is usually ordered when someone has a high fever, particularly a young child, to identify the organism causing the disease and treat it with the proper antibiotic.
laboratory examination of a blood sample to detect the presence of disease-causing microorganisms
A blood sample drawn for the purpose of determining whether bacteria are present in the blood. The sample is processed by the microbiology laboratory, and results are usually available within one to three days. If bacteria grow from the blood, they will be identified, and the optimal antibiotic treatment for the bacteria will be determined by the laboratory. (See: Sepsis workup)
Keywords:  mayans, aztecs
The Aztecs. Or possibly the Mayans.