What is a Sputum Culture test?
The sputum is a thick mucus produced in the lungs. It is also known as phlegm, and because of its thickness, it can contain infectious bacteria. A Sputum Culture test checks for bacteria or another type of organism that may be causing an infection in your lungs or the airways leading to the lungs.
When is the Sputum Culture test recommended?
It is recommended:In the case of the symptoms of lower respiratory tract infections.To monitor the treatment for bacterial infections.To observe the treatment for lower respiratory tract infection.While symptoms can vary, based on a specific condition, common respiratory infection symptoms include a mucus-producing cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest pain when breathing or coughing.
What does it measure?
The Sputum Culture test measures:Whether bacteria or other germs grow after a sputum sample is placed in a special dish, called a petri dish in a laboratory. The petri dish contains material known as a culture medium that enables bacteria or fungi present in the sample to grow. The petri dish is checked after a day or more to evaluate the amount and type of bacteria present.The Sputum Culture test detects the presence of disease-causing pathogens in those patients who are suspected of having bacterial infections, pneumonia, or other lower respiratory tract infections. The pathogens are identified by the Sputum Culture test, and accordingly, after susceptibility testing, the treatment is initiated. However, at times, a respiratory infection can be caused by a pathogen that cannot be grown and identified with a culture sputum test.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 4 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Sputum Culture test in Delhi?
The cost of the Sputum Culture test in Delhi is Rs. 700.
How often should I get tested for the Sputum Culture test?
The Sputum Culture test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Sputum Culture test?
No growth in culture after 48 hours of incubation.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a sputum sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Sputum Culture test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Sputum Culture test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Sputum Culture test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Sputum Culture test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!