Sputum Examination Results Are Green?
I have expelled phlegm but when I want it to dissolve so the green water doesn’t look like sputum, so what should I do? thank you
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Sputum examination for cases of suspected pulmonary TB disease (tuberculosis) is by conducting laboratory tests of acid-fast bacilli (acid-fast bacilli). The examination was carried out by taking 3 SPS phlegm samples, namely:
1. S: during the first visit to the laboratory to submit an examination request form and request a place or pot of sputum examination.
2. P: morning wake up, before brushing your teeth, eat and drink.
3. S: when delivering phlegm sample in the morning.
Sputum sampling in the morning aims to obtain phlegm from the lower respiratory tract. For this reason, it is necessary to consume tea water or sputum thinners (glicerin guicolat) and lots of water just before going to bed. When you wake up, sputum sampling is done in an open space that will get a lot of air and sunlight later, such as the porch.
The way to get the desired phlegm is to take a deep breath and cough. Then the phlegm is put from the mouth into the pot. The pot is immediately closed and stored in a place that has been given by laboratory personnel. There is no specific storage method for the sample. The most important thing is out of the reach of children. Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria found in sputum will be able to survive long enough to be examined. Germs can be temporarily inactive and reactivated when in an environment they like. So no need to worry about germs die due to improper storage.
However, it needs attention, if what is coughed is saliva, you should try again to cough again until you can expose phlegm. You have to distinguish phlegm, saliva and throat blood from a forced cough. Sputum samples containing blood or purification (green shaped like cheese) are the best phlegm samples expected.
So, you can still deliver the samples you have to the laboratory.
Thus hopefully useful.