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Sputum cytology

Sputum cytology

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.

Diseases Associated with Sputum cytology

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Sputum cytology:

  • Asthma
  • Malignant tissue
  • Benign change

Descriptions of 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

Basic Information: Sputum cytology

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.

Diseases and Conditions that List Sputum cytology as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Sputum cytology' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:


  • Lung cancer ... sputum cytology

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