SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To deterrmine the accuracy of BronkoTest in detecting bacterial infection in patients with chronic lung diseases.
METHODS: A prospective, cross sectional study involving 89 patients who were diagnosed with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and bronchiectasis presenting with sputum production. A fresh sputum sample was obtained and simultaneously assessed by the doctor, patient, and nurse. Sputum samples were then compared with the colors of BronkoTest colour chart. Samples graded as 1 and 2 were reflected as mucoid sputum while Grades 3-5 were interpreted as purulent. Gram staining and culture were subsequently done.