fast smear

fast smear

a cytologic smear containing material from the vaginal pool and pancervical scrapings, mixed and prepared on one microscopic slide, smeared, and fixed immediately; used principally for routine screening of ovaries, endometrium, cervix, vagina, and hormonal states.

fast smear

a cytological sample of tissue scrapings from the vaginal-cervical area, smeared on a microscope slide and fixed immediately for routine screening of female reproductive function.

fast smear

(fast smēr)
A cytologic smear containing material from the vaginal pool and pancervical scrapings, mixed and prepared on one microscopic slide, smeared, and fixed immediately; used principally for routine screening of ovaries, endometrium, cervix, vagina, and hormonal states.
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We're gratified to find that it requires less hands-on work than the acid fast smear, long considered the standard method to identify TB, and yet is much more sensitive.
We're gratified to find that it requires less hands-on work than the acid fast smear, long a standard method to identify tuberculosis, but it is much more sensitive.
samples TB (n = 39) No TB (n = 26) Results of acid- fast smears (no.