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bronchitis how is a sputum culture done?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Sample...: Basically you cough some sputum into a specimen cup obtained from the lab. The best specimen is obtained from an early morning cough.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 54 years experience
Cough and spit: Sputum in expelled into a cup and it is examined under a microscope and smeared on culture plate for organisms to grow.

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Last updated Nov 11, 2015

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