This provocatively-titled study adds a new way in which one can analyze sputum for medical purposes:
“Quantitative fucK Gene Polymerase Chain Reaction on Sputum and Nasopharyngeal Secretions to Detect Haemophilus influenzae Pneumonia,” Guma M.K. Abdeldaim, Kristoffer Strålin, Per Olcéne, Paula Möllinge, and Bjorn Herrmann, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, vol. 76, no. 2, June 2013, pp. 141-146.
The authors are at Uppsala University, National Center for Diseases Control, Benghazi, Libya, Örebro University, Sweden, and Karolinska University, Sweden.