Prueba de esputo

La muestra de esputo se obtiene tosiendo profundamente y expulsando el material que viene de los pulmones dentro de un envase estéril. Se lleva la muestra a un laboratorio y se coloca en un medio que tenga las condiciones que permita que los organismos evolucionen. El cultivo positivo puede identificar organismos que producen enfermedades, lo cual puede ayudar a diagnosticar bronquitis, tuberculosis, un absceso pulmonar o una neumonía.Prueba de esputo

Revision

Last reviewed 12/6/2011 by Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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