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specimen

noun case in point, documentum, example, exemplum, exponent, guide, illustration, model, paradigm, pattern, representative, repreeentative selection, sample
See also: case, entity, example, illustration, instance, model, paragon, pattern, representative, sample

SPECIMEN. A sample; a part of something by which the other may be known.
     2. The act of congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires the inventor or discoverer of an invention or discovery to accompany his petition and specification for a patent with specimens of ingredients, an of the composition of matter, sufficient in quantity for the purpose of experiment, where the invention or discovery is of the composition of matter.

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Twenty-four of these positive cultures were sputum specimens, 4 were pleural fluid specimens, 3 were lymph node aspirates, and 1 was from a chest abscess aspirate.
Similarly to previously reported data, [14,15] use of Xpert MTB/RIF on a single sputum specimen in our study provided superior detection over smear microscopy.
Because of the difficulty in transporting sputum specimens in many rural areas of the world, one novel approach is to ship sputum smears on slides to a central laboratory for testing.
Yield of serial sputum specimen examinations in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: A systematic review.
18] The sensitivity of the test in that study, which included 569 sputum specimens from 187 inmates with suspected TB in prison infirmaries or clinics, was higher than in the clinical trials (92.
The patient's urine and sputum specimens tested positive for L.
s (Nasdaq: NSIX) PAPNET(R) testing, a newly available method for detecting pre-cancerous cells on routine cervical Pap smears, may also be able to detect early signs of lung cancer on sputum specimens, according to results of a study published in "Human Pathology.
Sputum specimens were decontaminated using the N-acetyl-L-cysteine-sodium hydroxide (NALC-NaOH) method.
We collected a sputum specimen from a 54-year-old woman with fever, cough, sputum production, and pneumonia.
The laboratory can determine the quality of a sputum specimen on microscopy: (1) few or no polymorphic white blood cells (WBCs) and many epithelial cells (derived from mucous membrane of the mouth) indicate that the specimen consist of or contains saliva (Fig.
For example, providers who do not routinely request at least two sputum smears on patients with suspected TB will fall short of Standard 2 which states that "all patients suspected of having pulmonary TB should have at least two, and preferably three, sputum specimens obtained for microscopic examination" (13,14).
Thus, it is a limitation of our screening of the patient's 60 coworkers that we did not collect sputum specimens.