Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 19(2); 1972 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1972;19(2):5-12.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.1972.19.2.5    Published online June 1, 1972.
Microbiological Examination for Sputum
Seung Hahm Park
Department of of Bacteriology, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
객담의 세균학적 검사
박승함
Abstract
There are many pulmonary infectious diseases caused by such as bacterial. mycotic, & viral origin. Author intended to describe the outline of modern microbiological examination and its clinical evaluation. particularly, general bacteria, mycobacteria and fungus for sputum so far. It is true that the value of direct smear is very limitted. For instance, positive acid fast bacilli or spirochaetes & fusiformis symbiosis on smear has their own diagnostic values respectively. However, the identification of microorganisms could not be expected without the culture of the microorganisms. New methods for drug susceptibility test for general bacteria and mycobacteria is introduced in detail.


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