Normal people's sputum has no special odor. Bloody smell is seen in lung cancer and tuberculosis. Fecal odor is seen when the underarm abscess is connected to the lungs. The stench is seen in lung abscesses, advanced lung cancer or bronchiectasis.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: Respiratory examination classification: sputum examination

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
Normal people's sputum has no special odor.

Positive:
Bloody smell is seen in lung cancer and tuberculosis. Fecal odor is seen when the underarm abscess is connected to the lungs. The stench is seen in lung abscesses, advanced lung cancer or bronchiectasis.

Tips: If you take the sputum specimen within 24h, avoid mixing saliva, nasopharyngeal secretions, food, mouthwash and so on. Normal value

No smell.

Clinical significance

1, foul odor: lung inflammation accompanied by anaerobic infection.

2, fecal odor: underarm abscess penetrates into the lungs.

3, scent: lung abscess, advanced lung cancer.

Positive results may be diseases: dry evils, lungs, phlegm and dampness

1. When the sputum is checked, it is very important for the patient to take a qualified sputum specimen. That is, first sip a few times with water, and then cough up the sputum deep in the trachea. Generally, it is advisable to use the first to second mouths after deep cough in the morning.

2. If you take the sputum specimen within 24 hours, avoid mixing saliva, nasopharyngeal secretions, food, mouthwash and so on. If necessary, add carbolic acid to the specimen bottle for preservation.

Inspection process

The sputum specimens were collected and sent for inspection, and the homology test was tested.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate people: Generally there are no people who are not suitable.

Adverse reactions and risks

No adverse reactions.