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    What does this throat swab test report indicate?

Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016 in General Health
Question: I have taken a swab test as per the advise from doctor.the result says
Microscopy:- 1-2 pus cells, occasional epithelial cells and gram positive cocci were seen.
Culture:- Alpha haemolytic streptococcus viridians group (normal flora) grown in culture....
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Report normal. Does not seem to be a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

You have not mentioned the source of the swab and the reason for getting the test done. However, let me mention that Streptococcus viridans (a type of gram positive cocci) is considered to be normal flora of the oropharyngeal, urogenital, and gastrointestinal microbiota and you need not worry about the same. Moreover, a pus cell count of 1-2/hpf is normal and not a cause for concern.

Overall the report is normal.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Glad to be of service

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for sharing the information. The report is normal and you need not get concerned.

Feel free to contact me back directly if you ever have a health related query in the future.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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