cytologic examination

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cy·to·log·ic ex·am·i·na·tion

microscopic examination of cells, especially for diagnosis of disease.
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Semiliquid diagnostic 'goo' obtained from deep coughs from the lungs, bronchi, trachea, which is collected sterilely and examined by cytology and/or cultured Complications Laceration of coronary arteries, or liver due to puncture, arrhythmias caused by needle irritation, vasovagal arrest, pneumothorax, infection. See Brick-red sputum, Currant jelly sputum, Induced sputum, Prune juice sputum, Rusty sputum.
Sputum–diagnostic utility
Cytologic examination Specimen is smeared on a glass slide, stained with one of several dyes, and examined by LM; the only cells seen in normal sputa are those of tracheobronchial tree and lungs.
Culture & sensitivity The specimen is swabbed on a culture plate in the microbiology laboratory to detect the growth of potentially harmful bacteria or fungi
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We received a urine sample for cytologic examination in which we found single adult mite without inflammation.
Cytologic examination of the bronchiolar exudate indicated large amounts of mucin with erythrocytes; occasional epithelial cells; and small to moderate numbers of eosinophils, neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphoid cells, characteristic of a mild to moderate, subacute, mixed bronchiolitis.
None of the examined samples appeared viscous during manual dilutions, however, and there was no relationship between nonlinearity and the presence/absence of mucin in cytologic examinations. Third, the high-dose hook effect can lead to inaccurate results.
Precancerous exfoliated cells can be identified by cytologic examination of washings or brushings from bronchi, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, bile and pancreatic ducts, as well as of sputum and urine specimens.
Cervical soft-brush specimens for testing for carcinogenic HPV types and smears for cytologic examination were taken and the participants completed questionnaires on sexual history and demographic characteristics.
The diagnosis of hairy leukoplakia can be made by histologic or cytologic examination of excisional biopsy tissue or exfoliated epithelial cells, respectively.[17,18] The histopathology of hairy leukoplakia is characterized by 5 major histologic features.[8,19]
Cytologic examination of a corneal scraping and culture and sensitivity testing from the corneal ulceration OS were recommended but declined by the nature center for financial concerns.
Bronchial lavage was performed inside the accessory bronchus with the aim of cytologic examination was normal.
Tests for acid fast bacilli were again negative and on cytologic examination only reactive mesothelial cells were seen.
We report a case of middle-aged female who was diagnosed with unsuspected AML after pleural fluid cytologic examination.
Of the 76 fluid samples in phase 2 with concurrent cytology ordered, 10 (13%) were interpreted as positive for malignancy on cytologic examination. The hematology laboratory detected 6 of these malignancies, an increase in sensitivity from 23% in phase 1 to 60% in phase 2.