SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Physiology
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: To establish the normal reference range of total and differential cell counts in induced sputum of healthy adults in China, and to determine the impact of age and gender on sputum cell counts.
METHODS: A total of 185 healthy nonsmokers between 19 and 74 years old underwent induced sputum test with hypertonic saline (3%) inhalation. Sputum samples were collected for total and differential cell counts.