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Pleural fluid smear: A pleural fluid smear is a test to look for abnormal cells or microorganisms in the fluid in the pleura surrounding the lungs; a small amount is applied to a glass slide, treated with a fixing agent, and inspected under a microscope; pleural fluid is collected by a procedure called thoracentesis. A pleural fluid culture may also be performed concurrently to monitor growth of any microorganisms present.
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