MCS (Sputum)

Sample type: Sputum

Test name: MCS (Sputum) a.k.a. Pneumonia, Chest infection, Infection

Condition / Indication: LRTI/cough/COPD/Bronchiectasis

Special precautions & notes: Do not send specimens obtained after antibiotic therapy has been initiated or specimens which are largely salivary. Please request TB or fungal culture if required.

Reference range: Not Applicable

Container: Universal (white top)

Ideal volume (mL): n/a

Referred outside NBT for analysis? No

Discipline: Microbiology

Turnaround time: 4 days