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BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"But with a blood test, we could potentially screen thousands of people a month," he said in a Washington University news release.
"The missed blood tests represented a failure of care.
Online appointments, which are available for fasting blood tests at theGeorge Eliot Hospitaland for all blood tests atAtherstoneandBedworthHealth Centre Phlebotomy clinics, were launched last year to help reduce waiting times and cut calls to the departments.
In addition, keep in mind that noncancerous conditions sometimes can cause abnormal test results--and, in other cases, cancer may be present even though the blood test results are normal.
The blood test opens the way for possibly far cheaper and less invasive tests for amyloid beta, which builds up in the brain as Alzheimer's develops, said the researchers.
Researchers in the UK have moved a step closer to achieving this goal, having trialled a new blood test, which detects eight of the common forms of the disease.
A BLOOD test to detect cancer is a step closer after scientists developed one that can spot eight types of the disease.
A SIMPLE blood test may in future provide breast cancer patients with an early warning of the disease returning after chemotherapy and surgery.
UCLA researchers have offered the first evidence that a simple blood test could confirm the presence of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
The committee had said in a statement earlier that Hussain would remain in the hospital overnight and doctors would conduct a fasting blood test.
The agreement between results from a TST and an IGRA blood test or between results from the two commercial IGRA blood tests is lower (1).