To identify cellular changes associated with neoplasms or organisms that result in respiratory tract infections, such as Pneumocystis jiroveci (formerly P. carinii).
Sputum (10 to 15 mL) collected on three to five consecutive first-morning, deep-cough expectorations.
(Method: Macroscopic and microscopic examination) Negative for abnormal cells, fungi, ova, and parasites.
Cytology, Sputum has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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