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What does the following sputum culture report indicate?

What following means ... Sample - SPUTUM Report - NEGATIVE FOR ACID FAST BACILLI SPUTUM CULTURE Sample:SPUTUM Report: Culture yeilds normal commensal of upper Respiratory tract GRAM STAIN - OCCASIONAL PUS CELL 8-10 EPITHELIAL CELLS WITH GRAM POSITIVE COCCI IN PAIRS & SHORT CHAINS SEEN
Mon, 29 Dec 2014
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
SPUTUM Report - NEGATIVE FOR ACID FAST BACILLI means your sputum doesn't contain tuberculosis (TB) bacilli.
ACID FAST BACILLI are of TB.
You are free from this disease.
Culture yeilds normal commensal of upper Respiratory tract means in our body normally bacteria found at nose, stomach, intestine etc.
In your respi tract, normal bacteria are there and they are harmless but create problems if your body immunity is very low.
GRAM STAIN - OCCASIONAL PUS CELL 8-10 EPITHELIAL CELLS WITH GRAM POSITIVE COCCI IN PAIRS & SHORT CHAINS SEEN means there is minor infection which has caused pus.
Please consult your physician for antibiotics.
Don't worry you will be fine within a week.
thanks for contacting us.
Take care...
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Shailja Puri's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
The sputum culture shows presence of bacteria which are normal inhabitants of upper respiratory tract.
In addition, pus cells and epithelial cells are also present.
There is no evidence of acid fast bacilli or mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria.
Thus, tuberculosis infection is ruled out by sputum examination.
You can consult your physician with the report for treatment of upper respiratory tract infection if required.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
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What does the following sputum culture report indicate?

Hello, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. SPUTUM Report - NEGATIVE FOR ACID FAST BACILLI means your sputum doesn t contain tuberculosis (TB) bacilli. ACID FAST BACILLI are of TB. You are free from this disease. Culture yeilds normal commensal of upper Respiratory tract means in our body normally bacteria found at nose, stomach, intestine etc. In your respi tract, normal bacteria are there and they are harmless but create problems if your body immunity is very low. GRAM STAIN - OCCASIONAL PUS CELL 8-10 EPITHELIAL CELLS WITH GRAM POSITIVE COCCI IN PAIRS & SHORT CHAINS SEEN means there is minor infection which has caused pus. Please consult your physician for antibiotics. Don t worry you will be fine within a week. thanks for contacting us. Take care...