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Diagnosis of Pneumococcal pneumonia

Diagnostic Test list for Pneumococcal pneumonia:

The list of medical tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Pneumococcal pneumonia includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Pneumococcal pneumonia:

A doctor or other health care provider diagnoses pneumonia based on

  • Symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests
  • Chest x-ray
Because a number of bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents can cause pneumonia, if you have any of the symptoms, you should get diagnosed early and start taking the right medicine if you have any of the symptoms. The presence of S. pneumoniae in the blood, saliva, or lung fluid helps lead to a diagnosis of pneumococcal pneumonia. (Source: excerpt from Pneumococcal Pneumonia, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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