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Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Routine Sputum Culture Test
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Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Routine Sputum Culture Test

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Routine Sputum Culture Test

A simple sputum test to check for a lower respiratory tract infection.
Sputum sample 1 test included 4 working days turnaround

£79.00

  • You are experiencing symptoms of a lower respiratory tract infection
  • You want to monitor the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment for a lower respiratory infection
Sputum is a substance that is secreted by the cells in the lower airways of the respiratory tract and is often coughed up when there is an infection in the lungs or airways.

A sputum culture test helps to detect and diagnose bacterial infections. Anyone can get a bacterial respiratory infection, but the elderly, those with a weakened immune system and those who are exposed to lung irritants, such as through smoking, and those with diseases that affect the lungs, such as cystic fibrosis, are at increased risk of a bacterial respiratory infection. Symptoms may include a cough, a sore throat, breathlessness, tight chest or wheezing and a fever.

If disease-causing bacteria are found during a sputum culture, then susceptibility testing is performed so that the appropriate antibiotics can be recommended.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.