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What is Culture, Sputum?
In this test, the sputum (thick fluid produced by the lungs which often comes up from your chest) is collected from the patient and is taken to the lab to identify the pathogen by growing it in controlled laboratory condition (culture).
Why is Culture, Sputum done?
- To diagnose an infection in the trachea, bronchi, or lungs upon appearance of symptoms like deep coughing usually accompanied by sputum production, muscle pain, fever, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, fatigue, etc.
- To check the efficacy of treatment for such infection
For over a hundred years, human pathology has been one of the keystones of medicine and rightly so at SRL, we offer our patients world-class Pathology services because their well-being is of the utmost importance to us. Pathology is quite simply the scientific study of the overall response of your body to any foreign influence, i.e., disease. Actually, we use this knowledge to diagnose & subsequently treat your ailment. What we basically do is carefully compare the normal structure and function...