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Pneumonia – Testing

Pneumonia – Testing

Pneumonia – Testing

A chest x-ray is what you'd expect to have in order to diagnose pneumonia. It's the gold standard for diagnosing pneumonia. You'd see infiltrates within the lung fields to show that there is actually something going on, some kind of inflammatory response going on within the lung. You can also expect some generalized lab tests like a blood count, kidney tests, liver tests, and some specialized lab tests at the doctors, particularly suspicious, for instance, Coccidioidomycosis pneumonia or Coxy pneumonia. You can draw a lab test for antibodies for this type of infection.

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