Sputum MTB Culture

Results in ~ hrs

~35 mins

₱ 8,500.00

What is this test?

A sputum culture is a test to find germs (such as bacteria or a fungus) that can cause an infection. A sample of sputum is added to a substance that promotes the growth of germs. If no germs grow, the culture is negative. If germs that can cause infection grow, the culture is positive.

Test Preparations

Ideal sample for collection is early morning before eating.

Before collecting sputum, rinse mouth with water ONLY.