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Hello! I dont know how to say it or explain it but ill try..... My mom is going to St Lukes next monday and im going to book a round trip ticket from davao to manila. I know ut takes two days for the medical but what if she have a problem to her xray? Correct me if i am wrong if you have a problem to your xray that is the time they will ask for the sputum test am i right? If i am right how many days does the medical to be completed? It's still two days?

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If the xray shows signs the beneficiary will be scheduled for the sputum test. Here is VJer Kikay's experience:

1. SLEC will schedule you 3 consecutive days for sputum collection every morning at 6:00-8:30 AM. (No food intake night before your sputum collection and in the morning too,drink alot of water, bring toothbrush & toothpaste, no lipstick for women)

2. RESULT 3DAYS SPUTUM TEST- on the day after the collection of the third sputum. This would depend on the volume of work they have. Sometimes, it would take 2-3 days after the third day before you go back for the result.

3.On the third day, you will be given a piece of paper that states the date and time that you'll go back for the PULMONARY EVALUATION. Here, you will get your 3-day sputum smear result. If you are positive, you will be asked to start with treatment or (Other info: a two-month culture is always completed before any TB treatment starts.)

If negative, the doctor will give you further instructions, if any. Then the nurse will give you another piece of paper for the date, time, and phone number for you to call them for the sputum culture result (you need to call them FIRST before you go there).

4.Based on Kikay's experience; Her 8th week culture will end on Oct. 6, and they asked her to call for the result on Oct. 8. Based on the posts here on VJ, SLMEC usually sets the vaccination date and interview date within the following week (latest would be two weeks after the result).

5. As for some whose experiencing throat infection/cough (like me), some bacteria might appear in your sputum smear BUT of course they will NOT be TB. Med techs can accurately identify different kids of bacteria, so don't worry about it. I've read of some cases, though, that short-term antibiotic therapy (around 7-14 days) was prescribed because of the infection. In general, don't worry about your sore throat/cough because they will not misread it as TB.


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hi mylove,

I don't know if this will help you but it did to me. Before my parents went to their medical. I have my parents go get an xray test. Just to be sure, it's okay not to do it. It's just me, worrying...It was just my paranoia at work. LOL :lol:

But I had my parents present the result that their lungs are clear. At least it helps, though they still want to do their own test. But still, I have peace of mind that they will pass the test with flying colors. :dance:

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