Diagnosing lung infections may require testing such as blood tests, bronchoscopy, lung biopsy or a CT scan, according to WebMD. Blood cultures may determine the presence of bacteria that causes pneumonia or influenza. Ad... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Common types of bacterial lung infections include pneumonia and tuberculosis, states WebMD. The bacterial strain Streptococcus pneumoniae primarily causes pneumonia, while Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes pulmonary tube... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The symptoms of mold in the lungs depend on the type of fungus that is inhaled but may include chest pain, coughing and night sweats, explains HowStuffWorks. Though many mold infections heal on their own, some can spread... More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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The recovery process for a lung biopsy varies depending what type of biopsy is done and what type of anesthesia is used, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Often, the patient is monitored until blood pressure, pulse an... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A lung biopsy involves removing lung tissue and examining it using a microscope, according to WebMD. Lung biopsies can be performed through open surgery, with a needle, using a bronchoscope or with a thoracoscope. More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cells that help the body fight off infection, so they are always present in blood, according to WebMD. However, lymphocytes should only make up 25 to 40 percent of all white blood ... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging