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    throat culture

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Ive seen nurses give my son throat cultures.

    throat culture = a microbiological procedure for identifying disease-causing bacterial organisms in material taken from the throat/ a test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: throat culture

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I’ve seen nurses give my son throat cultures.

    throat culture = a microbiological procedure for identifying disease-causing bacterial organisms in material taken from the throat/ a test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    You are right.
    Erin Brockovich- I saw the movie umpteen times. It was there that I first heard the expression.
    This part was at the beginning at a job interview.

    - "You have a really nice office!"
    - Thanks! Look!
    - :(

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    Re: throat culture

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I’ve seen nurses give my son throat cultures.

    throat culture = a microbiological procedure for identifying disease-causing bacterial organisms in material taken from the throat/ a test to find a bacterial or fungal infection in the throat

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    You (or your medical dictionary) are correct about the definition of throat culture. However a nurse or doctor doesn't "give" this to someone. More accurately, a swab or sample is taken from the throat and sent to a lab to be grown for study (cultured.)

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