smear culture

smear cul·ture

a culture obtained by spreading material presumed to be infected on the surface of a solidified medium.

smear cul·ture

(smēr kŭl'chŭr)
A sample obtained by spreading material presumed to be infected on the surface of a solidified medium.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The diagnosis of TB in someone who is HIV-positive can be problematic, particularly as the usual methods of smear culture and chest X-ray often don't work.
Selected analyses of sputum from patient with tuberculosis over the course of treatment during 2007 * Resistance Date Isolate Smear Culture ([dagger]) Jan 4 1 Positive Positive None Jul 12 2 Negative Positive I, R, P, E Sep 8 2 Positive Positive I, R, P, E Date Spoligotype MIRU Jan 4 000000004020771 224323-53313 Jul 12 777756777760771 224325153226 Sep 8 777756777760771 224325153226 * Molecular characterization was performed on Sep 8 to confirm the presence of the second isolate and reassess for presence of the original isolate.
Patients with positive smear cultures were admitted to a TB ward, which is equipped with UV lights and is separated from the rest of the hospital wards by a 100-m cross-ventilated corridor.