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Culture, Sputum

Culture, Sputum

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Sputum in In Sterile Container

The lungs create sputum, which is a viscous mucus. It is also referred to as phlegm and can contain pathogenic germs because of its thickness. Using a sample of this mucus, a lab performs a sputum culture test to promote the development of any bacteria or other germs that may be inflicting an infection. If there is an infection in the lungs, a sputum culture test can identify the specific bacteria or fungus that is causing it. While diagnosing and treating patients with respiratory illnesses including pneumonia and TB, it is frequently employed. 

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Organism Identification, sputum Incubation Period (Culture, Sputum) Result (Culture, Sputum) Result (after 72 hrs Culture, Sputum) Comment (Culture, Sputum) Manual Antibiotics (Culture, Sputum)

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A sputum culture test can identify the bacterial or fungal nature of these frequent diseases, which can be brought on by a variety of pathogens.

The night before the test, drink a lot of water and other liquids to help you cough up the phlegm.

The necessity for follow-up testing is determined by the type of respiratory condition you may have, your symptoms, the type of sputum culture sample you supplied, the presence of bacteria or fungus, and the outcomes of previous tests.

It might take 1 to 8 weeks for a typical sputum culture to provide findings. Within 24 hours, a quick sputum test can identify a person as having TB.

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