We have now commenced a new study researching nebulised sputum induction to assess airway inflammation in patients with Asthma and COPD. The study Chief Investigator is Professor Tim Harrison.
What is the purpose of the study?
Sputum is the mucus substance that is produced from the lungs and airways (breathing tubes) when a person coughs or spits.
There are many different types of cells in sputum which can be analysed in a laboratory. This can assist in the measurement of inflammation in the airways and may help health care professionals make treatment decisions.