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lymenotlite
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Both of the two main respiratory clinics in my small city have said that they do not do nasal swabs. I want a diagnosis of what is causing my perpetual sinus infection. They guy I saw there just said they do not do them.

Does anyone know why they do not do these tests? Does anyone know how I might get them?
Am I asking for the wrong test?

Thanks from Sheryl

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Pocono Lyme
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From my understanding, a nasal swab wouldn't reach into the sinuses and come back as being normal flora.

I found a doctor who did sinuplasty and he did cultures. That's what I was looking for and couldn't get until I saw him.

He was my 7th or 8th ENT specialist.
I don't know if you can get a culture without really getting into the sinuses.

I think that's what you may be looking for.

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An ENT would be more likely to do one.

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