cytologic examination

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cy·to·log·ic ex·am·i·na·tion

microscopic examination of cells, especially for diagnosis of disease.


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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In both cases we received fresh mid-stream urine samples in a summer month from the urologist for cytologic examination.
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.
He concluded that, despite its limitations, cytologic examination should be performed in every case of spontaneous discharge.
A sample of the spleen collected via ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirate was submitted for cytologic examination and aerobic bacterial culture.
Thus, cytologic examination of pleural fluid established the cause of effusion as well as prompted the detection of an unsuspected haematological malignancy.
Of the 76 fluid samples in phase 2 with concurrent cytology ordered, 10 (13%) were interpreted as positive for malignancy on cytologic examination.
A patient's history, clinical signs, response to previous therapy and cytologic examination findings were all used in diagnosing Malassezia dermatitis.
In suspected benign disease, it may help to deflate the cystic lesion and obtain material for cytologic examination.
CSF cytologic examination showed atypical lymphocytes, some of which resembled plasma cells.
This case demonstrates that the cytologic examination of pleural fluid is important as a diagnostic study.