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Why would a person need a sputum microbial culture test?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Pneumonia

To attempt to identify the cause of bacterial pneumonia, especially when combined with a direct stain of the secretions looking for white blood cultures and bacteria on gram's stain.

In brief: Pneumonia

To attempt to identify the cause of bacterial pneumonia, especially when combined with a direct stain of the secretions looking for white blood cultures and bacteria on gram's stain.
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