Sputum (general)

Test investigation

Sputum (general)

Laboratory offering test

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Comments precautions

Culture

Storage conditions and sample stability

<12 Hrs/ 24 Hrs Delays - refrigerate

Sample type

Sputum in 30ml white topped universal. Bronchial washings Collect Sample before any therapy

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

3 days

If ukas accredited

NNUH