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smear

a preparation of blood, secretions, etc., smeared onto a glass slide for examination under a microscope

smear

[smir]
(biology)
A preparation for microscopic examination made by spreading a drop of fluid, such as blood, across a slide and using the edge of another slide to leave a uniform film.
(electronics)
A television-picture defect in which objects appear to be extended horizontally beyond their normal boundaries in a blurred or smeared manner; one cause is excessive attenuation of high video frequencies in the television receiver.
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Out of 100 cases 62 were diagnosed by light microscopy in peripheral blood smears, 95 were diagnosed by immunochromatography (optimal) and 65 were diagnosed by Buffy coat examination.
Peripheral blood smears, aspirate smears, bone marrow core biopsies, and flow cytometry were all evaluated in the initial report always or nearly always (76%-99%) at least 89.
All admitted patients with age 2 months to 15 years, of either sex, having new onset pancytopenia on peripheral blood smear were included in the study.
The examination of peripheral blood smear in these patients was showing the nomocytic normochronic red blood cells with variability in size and shapes [12,13].
A case of disseminated histoplasmosis detected in peripheral blood smear staining revealing AIDS at terminal phase in female patient from Cameroon.
Some laboratory exams were added, such as peripheral blood smears which showed macrocytic erythrocytes, platelets with normal aspect and rare reactive lymphocytes.
Mild hypochomia, anisocytosis and poikilocytosis were observed on peripheral blood smear.
In passive malaria surveillance, peripheral blood smear of all fever cases reported in the OPD were made in laboratory at PHC.
Her peripheral blood smear showed 43% blast cells, 42% lymphocytes, 8% monocytes, 6% neutrophils, and 1% eosinophils.
The peripheral blood smear showed numerous sickle cells, confirming the presence of sickle cell disease (SCD).
Tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of leukemia and other possible causes of the symptoms include complete blood count with peripheral blood smear and bone marrow tests, as well as chest X-rays, and sampling and testing for blood, spinal fluid, heart function, as well as viral, bacterial and immunological screening.
The lym-phocyte subpopulation observed in a peripheral blood smear re-vealed a decrease in CD4 (1,204.

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