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Medical Term:

Gaffky table

Pronunciation: gahf'ke


a numeric rating for the classification of tuberculosis according to the number of tubercle bacilli in the sputum, ranging from 1 (1–4 organisms in the whole preparation) to 9 (an average of 100 per field).

Synonym(s): Gaffky scale

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