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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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Along with dettol soap, 10 other medicines have failed laboratory tests and a notice will soon be sent to them.
3) Combining the IOM definitions of patient safety and healthcare quality, the aim of laboratory test information is to improve patients' lives, not just to ensure that no errors occur during the total testing process.
The first volume encompasses listings organized by the laboratory test under consideration, while the second volume encompasses listings organized by the drug under consideration.
Some of these chemicals have quashed strains of flu virus in laboratory tests.
Moreover, a patient may have severe symptoms with few abnormal laboratory test results, and vice versa.
Nevertheless, HCFA notes that this definition may be overly restrictive when laboratory tests are included in the physician's plan of care.
In most infectious diseases, extra, unbound antibodies circulate in the blood and can be detected by a laboratory test.

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