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How does a lab test for bronchitis?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Acute or chronic?

Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection in the airways and is usually diagnosed by a doctor once an evaluation is done.
Sometimes a sputum culture can help determine the bacteria causing the infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is diagnosed by a physician evaluation and pulmonary function testing.

In brief: Acute or chronic?

Acute bronchitis is caused by an infection in the airways and is usually diagnosed by a doctor once an evaluation is done.
Sometimes a sputum culture can help determine the bacteria causing the infection. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is diagnosed by a physician evaluation and pulmonary function testing.
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