Swabbing


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Swabbing

 

an obsolete method of extracting oil from a well by means of a piston suspended on a cable. Swabbing is sometimes used in completing new wells or in reestablishing the flow of oil in wells that have already been producing.

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Respiratory syncytial virus was detected by immunoassay in 25 specimens obtained by flocked swabbing and in 21 nasopharyngeal aspirates.
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, on the outskirts of Coventry, is one of the sites where swabbing will be undertaken by the Wart team, which is working with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to co-ordinate and deliver the training to volunteers.
Our objective was to determine whether viable DNA could be obtained by integumental swabbing from pimplebacks, Quadrula pustulosa (Lea, 1831) and to confirm mDNA sequence agreement among tissues obtained from swabbing and mantle-clipping from the same mussels.
A crucial activity is swabbing the bore between each shot.
Try clipping off all but about 1/2 inch of the bristles on an acid swabbing brush, NSN 7920-00-514-2417.
Haynes: There has been some talk about the difference between obtaining a culture sample from a tube or perforation and obtaining it by swabbing the ear canal.
In this study, the amount of DNA recovered and the resulting DNA profile from the pillbox scrapings from an item of clothing to that obtained by swabbing the garment were compared.
Developed by Beaverton, Ore.-based Epitope Inc., the OraQuick test involves swabbing a subject's gums and then placing the swab in a container of developer solution.