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1

Define sputum sensitivity

Used to identify what drugs will kill the bacteria

2

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Clear

Normal

3

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Mucoid

White/grey, viral infections

4

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Yellow

Presence of WBC's , bacterial infection

5

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Green

Stagnant sputum, gram negative bacteria

6

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Brown/dark

Old blood

7

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Bright red

Hemoptysis

8

Briefly state what the different colors of sputum indicate:
Pink frothy

Pulmonary edema

9

Define sputum culture

Used to identify what bacteria is present