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Sputum cytology: A sputum cytology test involves examining the sputum for abnormal cells that may be benign or cancerous, as well as to identify certain blood cell types. The lung biopsy has replaced sputum cytology as a method for diagnosing lung cancer.
These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Sputum cytology:
Sputum cytology: Examination under a microscope of lung cells found in sputum (mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs by coughing) to check for cancer.
Source: National Institute of Health
Disease or Condition count: 1; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Sputum cytology' may be involved.
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