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administration of one or more tests.
bedside laboratory testing in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as performance of laboratory tests at the bedside or point of care.
compatibility testing the determination of the compatibility of the recipient's serum and the donor's red blood cells by pretransfusion testing to ensure that the product will survive in and improve the clinical condition of the recipient.
criterion-referenced testing the comparison of a person's score or performance with a standard of achievement that includes the definition of target behaviors. See also criterion-referenced evaluation.
exercise testing see exercise testing.
reality testing objective evaluation of the external world and differentiation between it and the ego or self. Impaired reality testing is seen in psychological defense mechanisms that falsify reality, such as projection and denial, and it is a major criterion of psychosis.
stress testing exercise testing.


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
See also: test.


Computer Assisted Testing–CAT NIHspeak A testing format which assesses concrete knowledge based on true/false or multiple-choice questions that are objectively scored–Ex. MMPI; subjective tests require learners to formulate a response Vox populi The objective evaluation of a thing or process. See Alpha testing, Alternate site testing, Animal testing, Athlete drug testing, Bedside testing, Beta testing, Cascade testing, Cytotoxic testing, Cytotoxicity testing, Direct genetic testing, Duplicate testing, Dynamic testing, Fluorescence lifetime testing, Fructosamine testing, Gene testing, Genetic testing, Histocompatibility testing, HIV drug resistance testing, Home testing, Home access HIV testing, Hypothesis testing, Lipid testing, Needle-free blood testing, Occult blood testing, Mobility testing, Molecular wellness testing, Muscle response testing, p24 antigen testing, Paternity testing, Patient-initiated lab testing, Pharmacologic testing, Point-of-care testing, Polarity testing, Preadmission testing, Predisposition testing, Preimplantation genetic testing, Presymptomatic testing, Proficiency testing, Psychological testing, Reality testing, Reflex diagnostic testing, Remedial proficiency testing, Reverse paternity testing, Round-robin testing, Silicone testing, Sink testing, Statistical testing, Sweat testing, Systematic nutritional muscle testing, Total viable organism testing, Toxicity testing, Water testing, Wellness testing, Zone testing.


1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents.
2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or dysfunction in any of the fluids, tissues, or excretions of the body, or to determine the presence or degree of a physical, psychological, or behavioral trait.
3. A statistical procedure used to determine whether a hypothesis ought be rejected.
4. A reagent used in undertaking a procedure.
5. To detect, identify, or conduct a trial.
See also: assay, reaction, reagent, scale, stain
6. Synonym(s): testa (1) .
[L. testum, an earthen vessel]


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.

Patient discussion about testing

Q. What is A1C test? My Dr. said I should take it every 4 months or so to see if I kept my diet. what is it exactly..?

A. here’s some on-line info about it:

Q. How do you test for ADHD? Is it a physical test or a psychological test? Or a combination of both?

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hope it's what you are looking for.

Q. Are there any lab tests used. Are there any lab tests that can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia disease?

A. Yes Liam, there are lots of lab tests to diagnose (or better understand fibromyalgia) but are only used in the research setting. Using them in the clinical setting doesn't help the patient because it doesn't help the problem of not having effective treatments. Many researchers are working on a simple lab test for the office.

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The global cardiopulmonary stress testing systems market has been segmented on the basis of device type and geography.
It is also instructive--indeed, grimly entertaining--to examine the track record of regulatory stress testing to see how this methodology actually works in practice.
The white paper examines why and how financial institutions should apply a unified financial risk analysis for more consistent, transparent and integrated stress testing avoiding the inefficient and narrow viewpoint of silo based analysis.
We also are going to be talking to those credit unions because there are a number of concerns about the stress testing proposal," Dunn said.
Stress testing is not simply constructing a worst case scenario.
The authorities conduct stress testing in two different ways.
A stress testing exercise does not provide forecasts of expected outcomes since the adverse scenarios are designed as "what-if" scenarios including plausible but extreme assumptions, which are therefore not very likely to materialise.
The programme began with a presentation by Lebanon Banking Control Commission head of risk assessment Rabih Nehme, where he discussed the fundamentals and procedures of stress testing in line with Basel recommendations.
Stress testing for commercial real estate (CRE) is different from other asset classes because of the amount of structure within each transaction, principally because of the lease structures.
These include, to name only a few: disk RPM, disk seek time, disk data-rate, back-end bus data bandwidth, front-end bus data bandwidth, the number of front-end and back-end buses, cache size, protocol time, IOPS rate (for cache hits), as well as vendor unique and incomparable benchmark or stress testing results that are utterly incomparable to any other vendor's stress test results.
These are, first, the adequacy of banks' credit analysis processes; second, the effectiveness of exposure measurement; and third, the role of stress testing of counterparty exposure.
Guidelines published in 1986 by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association consider stress testing of questionable value even in men over 40 who exhibit two of the above risk factors.