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test

noun analysis, audit, check, checkup, effort, examination, experience, experiment, exploration, inquest, inquiry, inquisition, inspection, interrogation, observation, questioning, quiz, research, scrutiny, search, study, survey, trial, try, tryout
Associated concepts: blood test, clear and present danger test, compelling state interest test, prudent man test, right from wrong test, substantial evidence test
See also: attempt, canon, check, criterion, endeavor, experiment, indagation, inquiry, poll, question, research, survey, trial, try, venture

TEST. Something by which to ascertain the truth respecting another thing. 7 Penn. St. Rep. 428; 6 Whart. 284. Vide Religious Test.

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On March 11, serologic tests of serum and CSF for antirabies virus antibodies, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests of saliva and nuchal skin biopsy for the presence of rabies virus RNA, and direct fluorescent antibody tests of the nuchal biopsy for rabies virus antigen were performed at CDC.
The indirect fluorescent antibody test for the detection of occult malaria in blood donors.
An indirect fluorescent antibody test for the detection of antibody to swine infertility and respiratory syndrome virus in swine sera.
Samples sent to CDC for testing on December 21 included a nuchal skin biopsy, which tested positive for rabies virus by direct fluorescent antibody test on December 22, and saliva and skin, which were positive by reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay on December 23.
Samples of human brain tissue were analyzed for rabies virus by using the fluorescent antibody test (8), the rabies tissue culture inoculation test, and the mouse inoculation test (9).
Lyssavirus antigen was detected by the standard fluorescent antibody test (FAT) (17), with modifications, by using a polyclonal fluorescein isothiocyanate--conjugated immunoglobulin (Rabies Unit, Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, Pretoria, South Africa) that could detect all lyssavirus genotypes.

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