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Sputum Analysis Test

Sputum Analysis Test

also known as: Cytology unspecified procedure Sputum , lung , lung cancer screening

A sputum analysis is often carried out by physicians to determine if you are currently suffering from any bacterial or fungal infection. If you have been under respiratory disorder for a while and the constant coughing is getting steadily worse, then you need to consult your physician right away. This test is often carried out to determine if you currently have any respiratory infection and an early detection of some of the more serious infections such as pneumonia can help you get the treatment you need for the same, during the early onset of the infection.

A Sputum Analysis test is one of the most non-invasive test methods currently used to analyze your sputum and determine the causes for your respiratory disorder. It can also help identify the causative factors and thereby enable your physician to prescribe a more effective course of treatment. Your physician would recommend that you take this test, especially if you start displaying the following symptoms.

  • Chest pain
  • Muscular pain
  • Fatigue
  • Lethargy
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing

This test is critical to identifying the root cause of your current respirator disorder; you are not required to undergo any special prep for the test but your doctor would advise you not to eat ten hours prior to the test but instead to drink a lot of fluids. More importantly, you need to be upfront with your doctor regarding any medication you may be taking as this can impede the test. You would generally be advised to quit taking any antibiotics for a short while, prior to the test.

The sputum analysis, is often used as an effective early diagnostic tool to clearly identify various disorders and health issues, such as Lung abscess, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, This is why it is important that you seek out your doctor and get yourself tested at the earliest, so that he can prescribe an effective

It is a simple procedure; your doctor would ask you to gargle your mouth with distilled water so as to remove some of the bacteria from your mouth. After you have done so, you would be required to breathe deeply and cough into a collection container, so that a sample of your sputum can be analyzed. This sample is then processed, spread onto a neutral medium while allowing the bacteria in the sputum to grow. This culture is then collected after a day or two, processed and the bacteria and fungi in question, identified. Once the infection and the causative factors have been identified, your doctor would prescribe an effective course of treatment to treat your infection.

Specimen
Expectorated sputum
Volume
5ml
Container
sterile speciman container
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Sputum Analysis
UNISEX
All age groups
negative
Rs100- Rs1000

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What is Sputum Analysis Test?
Preparation for Sputum Analysis Test
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Procedure for Sputum Analysis Test
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