Sputum Analysis

What is Sputum Analysis?

Sputum Analysis meaning Laboratory evaluation of sputum to detect certain infections, such as bacterial pneumonia and tuberculosis (TB). Sputum is the mucus-containing material produced by the cells lining the lungs and airways (bronchial tubes). The sputum used for analysis is collected when a person coughs or spits.

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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