negative culture


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negative culture

A culture made from suspected matter that fails to reveal the suspected organism.
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The mean age of patients with positive culture was 43 +- 17.3 years while that of negative culture patients was 53 +- 17 years.
Comment: In this study at least one-third of the children didn't need an antibiotic (negative cultures).
Why does our Health Board "fail to tackle an insidious negative culture involving a tolerance of poor standards"?
Apologizing and then not doing anything else about it is not only a very bad business decision, it is also a precedent to a negative culture that does not value integrity.
In presence of a high clinical suspicion of TB, negative culture and absence of demonstrable acid fast bacillus on Ziehl neelsen stain, a trial of antitubercular therapy is warranted.
He said it is high time to make political culture in Pakistan completely subservient to constitution and law and the existing negative culture is completely reformed in the interest of the state and its people.
No differences in the blood complete picture, liver function tests or electrolyte levels were found between positive and negative culture cases.
In his address the Inspector General of Police Zafarullah Khan said that Motorway Police has eliminated negative culture police with its good behaviour and professional attitude.
The patients having positive smear and culture were considered positive onychomycosis but for the patients having negative culture and having serious clinical doubts of infection, fungal cultures were repeated.
Absence of lesions at post-mortem examination does not necessarily mean that cattle were not infected nor does a negative culture result.
Data collected from patients were compared using Chisquare, comparing the effects of length of stay in the hospital or previous antibiotic therapy on positive and negative culture results.
(10) Other reasons for high negative culture rates are PD exchange technique, exit-site care, and growth of fastidious organisms.