Last updated: Friday, 17, December, 2010
Blood cultures; FBC, CRP , FNAB or bronchial brush, wash; bronchoalveolar lavage for pus - microscopy and culture, mycobacteria testing.See also Pneumonia with abcess
See Legionella infection.
If Nocardia spp infection is suspected, the laboratory should be informed (prolonged incubation is required).
Usually solid, rather than cystic, lesions; see Cryptococcal infection.
Sputum microscopy for characteristic ova. Removal of affected lung with lung biopsy may be required for diagnosis and treatment.