Sputum Examination Test and Its Cost

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Sputum Examination AFB

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What is Sputum Examination Test?

Sputum is a thick substance produced by the lungs in response to an infection or lung disorder. This substance causes coughing and breathing problems, as well as the production of bacteria. The Sputum Examination is a non-invasive test used to identify the bacteria or fungi in the lungs that cause sputum production.

It also aids in the identification of any sputum-producing corollary diseases. It is advised in cases of severe coughing and chest discomfort. This test is completely risk-free. However, getting enough sputum in the sample for accurate test results is a challenge during the test.

Why it is done?

Coughing, fatigue, discomfort, chest pain, and breathing difficulties indicate the need for a Sputum Examination. The results of the test show that: It determines the type of bacteria or virus that is causing the excessive sputum production. Your doctor will consider the possibility of long-term diseases such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, and so on. It provides information on the medication needed to treat pathogens at work.

What is the procedure for Sputum Examination Test?

Coughing up phlegm and spitting it into a cup is the most common method of collecting a sputum sample. Before coughing, you should usually rinse your mouth with water for about 15 seconds. You then take a few deep breaths and cough forcefully every couple of minutes until you have phlegm that can be split into a sterile cup.

This procedure may need to be repeated several times until sufficient sputum is collected. The doctor or nurse may do the following to aid in this process:

During the test, lightly tap your chest.

How does one prepare for the test? 

This test necessitates no prior preparation. Coughing vigorously will suffice to ensure that the sample contains enough sputum for testing. The saliva produced by coughing is not used for testing. As a result, the doctor will instruct you to rinse your mouth with clear water to remove the saliva. You can clear the same by drinking a lot of water before the test.

Required documents for Sputum Examination

  • A doctor's prescription. 
  • A valid government ID.

After care

>>No care is required.

The cost of Sputum Examination Test in Delhi

The Sputum Examination Test costs vary by region and facility. So, get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centre like Ganesh Diagnostic. Training and experienced professionals are staffed to assure patient and visitor safety.

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