Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of laboratory records of tracheal aspirates
obtained from patients admitted in the ICU of Shalamar Teaching Hospital over a period from 01 August 2012 to 31 July 2015 submitted for culture/sensitivity.
2) Ziehl-Neelsen staining of the smears from the aspirates
of granulomatous lesions is very helpful in establishing a tubercular aetiology.
Objective: To compare direct smear technique with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) preserved smear technique in terms of preparing bone marrow aspirate
Preferred respiratory samples for influenza testing include nasopharyngeal or nasal swab and nasal wash or aspirate
, depending on which type of test is used (Table 2, page 14).
Comparison of bone marrow aspirates
cytology, touch imprints cytology and trephine biopsy for bone marrow evaluation.
All thyroid fine-needle aspirates
interpreted at our hospitals from for the 16-year period October 1996 through June 2012 were reviewed and the results correlated with the results of histologic follow-up.
PCR in bone marrow aspirates
tested positive in all AVL patients (cases) and in 24 (58.
Diagnosis of parasites in fine needle breast aspirates
In general, cytologically indeterminate thyroid aspirates
are classified one of three ways.
A clinician performing FNAB in a breast clinic will certainly see almost exclusively primary or recurrent breast carcinoma in aspirates
of lymph nodes, while an oncologist in haemato-oncology practice will aspirate
Two endotracheal aspirates
collected on January 17 were positive for influenza virus (H5N1) and for genes encoding matrix protein by real-time PCR and RT-PCR.
This digital positive displacement dispensing system accurately aspirates
and dispenses aqueous and non-aqueous, viscous, volatile, and hazardous liquids.
The current study was designed to evaluate the role of s-TREM-1 concentrations measured in samples of endotracheal aspirates
from critically ill intubated patients as a marker of inflammation or pneumonia, and to correlate these with the CPIS determined at the same time as the endotracheal aspirates
SAN DIEGO -- Nasopharyngeal flocked swabs are significantly more effective than nasopharyngeal aspirates
for recovery of respiratory viruses, according to a nostril-to-nostril comparative study.
The Z-Excursion Universal Sampler (ZEUS) pipetting module aspirates
volumes from 1 to 1000 [micro]L, and proprietary air-displacement pipetting technology delivers high accuracy and reproducibility.