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Cough Swab

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Summerisntcoming Wed 17-Aug-16 10:04:04

How accurate and reliable are cough swabs?
Daughter has recently been ill, having two weeks of antibiotics then a week in hospital having IV,s for pseudomonas and acinetobacter baumannii complex growth in sputum.
On discharge they did a cough swab into a black and purple/pink lid container (forgot to ask what each was for). How likely is it the bug will be cleared and does it always show up as well as getting a proper sputum sample?

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