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Pulmonary Physiology: Pulmonary Physiology |

Reference Value of Induced-Sputum Cell Counts in Chinese Adult Population and Effects of Age, Gender

Wei Luo; Qiaoli Chen; Ruchong Chen; Yanqing Xie; Hui Wang; KeFang Lai
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State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A483. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.503
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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.

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