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Common Use:
To identify cellular changes associated with neoplasms or organisms that result in respiratory tract infections, such as Pneumocystis jiroveci.

Sputum collected on three to five consecutive first-morning, deep-cough expectorations.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Macroscopic and microscopic examination) Negative for abnormal cells, fungi, ova, and parasites.

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