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Pneumococcal Pneumonia tests
Pneumococcal Pneumonia

Tests could include:

  • A chest X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the airways, blood vessels, bones, heart, and lungs.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sputum culture helps lab technicians find the bacteria or fungi that might be making you sick. Find out what it's used for and what to expect.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sputum is the liquid that comes from your respiratory tract when you cough. Learn about what happens if your doctor orders a sputum culture.
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  • A complete blood count, or CBC, measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and to cancer.
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  • A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and involves a simple blood draw. A laboratory tests the blood sample and the results ar...
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  • Learn about a blood smear, including why it's done, what to expect during it, and how to interpret its results.
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  • Find information on why a blood gas test done, what to expect during the procedure, and how to interpret the test results.
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  • A gastric emptying scan, also known as a gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how fast food leaves the stomach.
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  • An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made public in 1896 with an image of the hand of anatomist Albert von K├Âliker. In the hu...
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  • An X-ray of your skeleton, or all the bones in your body, is known as a skeleton X-ray. Learn about the procedure and why it's used.
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