Sputum Cytology

sputum cytology

Sputum Cytology

Sputum cytology involves looking via a microscope at a sputum sample (mucus) to see whether any abnormal cells are present. Saliva is not the same as sputum. Sputum is produced by the lungs and the airways that lead to the lungs. Normal lung cells can be found in the sputum. Lung disorders such as pneumonia, inflammation, the deposition of asbestos fibers in the lungs (asbestosis), or lung cancer can all be caused by abnormal cells.

Sputum cytology is a test that can detect noncancerous lung diseases. When lung cancer is suspected, it may also be done. 

Why done? 

The purpose of sputum cytology is to discover:

  • Cancer of the lungs. On the other hand, Sputum cytology is not utilized as a screening test for persons who are at risk of lung cancer, such as smokers.
  • Lung diseases that aren't cancerous, such as pneumonia or inflammatory disorders, tuberculosis, or asbestos fiber deposition in the lungs (asbestosis).


A sputum sample can be taken in the following ways:

  • A person coughs up mucus.
  • By inhaling a saltwater (saline) mist and coughing it up.
  • During bronchoscopy, a bronchoscope is used to examine the throat and airway.

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required Documents for CYTOLOGY SPUTUM Test:

  • Doctor prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After Care: 

No particular care is required.

Cost of CYTOLOGY SPUTUM Test in Delhi: 

The CYTOLOGY SPUTUM Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety. 

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