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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-10

The importance of microscopic diagnosis of respiratory infections

1 Department of Microbiology, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Primus Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Isabella Princess
Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_88_18

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The need for mastering microscopic diagnosis arises in all laboratory specialties, especially when working in resource-poor community laboratories which lack newer diagnostic instruments. Certain clues from microscopic appearance should be carefully analyzed to clinch diagnosis and to not miss out these findings. In addition, if turnaround time is reduced, there is better patient outcome and satisfaction from the clinical colleagues.

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