Sputum culture, bacterial test is very important in detecting and identifying causes of bacterial pneumonia or some lower respiratory tract infections.
If your cough suggests bronchitis, pneumonia or tuberculosis, or your cough may be related to allergies, or your cough may be caused by microbes, you might need to take this test.
Sputum is the thick mucus expelled from lower respiratory tract (bronchi and lungs) through coughing. A positive culture indicates the pathogen that was detected.
Keywords: Bacterial Culture, respiratory; Bacterial Sputum Culture; Culture, sputum; Respiratory Culture; Sputum Culture, Bacterial