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The diagnosis of pneumonia is frequently apparent, obvious, and clear to the doctor from the signs and symptoms depicted by the patient. Although, a thorough examination of the chest that entails pattering the chest and taking note by use of a stethoscope, this assists the doctor to establish the location of an infection (Science Direct, 2009) X-ray on the chest may be done just to validate the diagnosis, however, this may not indicate the being there of the infection and in this case the doctor will have to carry out blood tests for the confirmation of the pneumonia bacterial infection. These blood tests will include: samples for microscopy, culture, and sensitivity. The patient may be experiencing headaches, chills, breathlessness, chest pain, and fever. However, the experiences or symptoms may vary depending on which type organism the patient is suffering from.