Nasal scraping

Nasal scraping

Pathological material obtained for clinical study by scratching the inner surface of the nose with a clinical instrument.
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To our knowledge, this is the first study comparing two different methods of processing nasal scraping that we accepted as the best sampling technique because it is considered the most common way to collect nasal material.
The samples were taken from one nasal cavity with nasal scraping method (using a nasal curette) and then transferred to a microscopic slide.
Techniques to study potential health effects include multiple methods to study the impact of pollutants on the respiratory tract, including acoustic thinometry, nasal peak inspiratory flow, nasal scraping, nasal lavage, olfactory testing, and trigeminal nerve sensory acuity.
The definition also adds this rather unpleasant pronunciation guide: "Pronounced as a nasal scraping sound."
One day prior to administration and 5th, 7th, 15th and 30th day post treatment nasal scraping from all 10 animals were collected.
Nasal scrapings also tested positive for acid-fast bacilli and polymerase chain reaction confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium leprae.
Nasal scrapings were positive for acid-fast bacilli and polymerase chain reaction confirmed the presence of Mycobacterium leprae.