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.
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Of 6 397 HIV-positive patients, 5 466 (85.4%) had a smear test, and of these only 3 559 (65.1%) had smear culture. Of 6 275 HIV-negative patients, 5 789 (92.2%) had a smear test and of these only 2 827 (48.8%) had smear culture.
Evaluation of diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis by direct smear culture and histopathology.
RECURRENCE--Reappearance of organism in smear and culture at long term follow up visit after short term negative smear culture.
First off was an interview with the Western Mail in which Lewis talked about a "smear culture"
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.
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.
Nasal smear cultures are not useful in establishing the etiology of pneumonia.
Apart from the multiplex real-time PCR method, also traditional microbiological culture tests were performed in the studied children: blood cultures, nasopharynx smear cultures, and respiratory aspirate cultures.
Nasal smear cultures were performed in 58 children, they were sterile in 15, and the presence of pathological flora was found in 17 cases (29.31%); in 5 of these cases the results were confirmed with multiplex real-time PCR tests.