Sputum: Haemophilus influenzae – Shipped November 06, 2017
A simulated sputum sample collected from a 64 year old smoker was sent to category A and B laboratories.
Participants were expected to isolate and report Haemophilus influenzae.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from M173-3
- Haemophilus influenzae is an important cause of exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.
- Members of the normal flora should not be reported by name as clinicians may infer that clinical significance is being implied.