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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.

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Since stress testing is "a tool to evaluate the potential effects of specified changes in risk factors on a bank's financial position under a severe but plausible scenario," banks must develop "sound assumptions generally depicting events or scenarios that may result in significant losses and to assess the impact of these scenarios on the bank's performance or capital and liquidity positions," said the BSP.
Stress testing is an important and feasible method to measure the instability and vulnerability.
2014a) "Falling Short of Expectation: Stress Testing the Eurozone Banking System.
We don't think the cost of stress testing is justified and that NCUA can monitor credit unions' own stress testing and evaluate them without having to implement a new regulation that is expected to cost $4 million in year one," Gentile said.
14 letter that "the board should tailor any stress testing requirements in recognition of the significant differences between large BHCs and nonbank covered companies," read the letter, written by Julie Spiezio, ACLI deputy general counsel, to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
To our knowledge, there is no other study that would systematically and transparently present the verification of someone's stress testing methodology.
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.
Despite these shortcomings, stress testing is effective in that it maximize the transparency because the scenario is clearly set and there is minimal additional statistical analysis or interpretation.
In the study, patients who had a prior cardiac catheterization (the passing of a thin flexible tube into the heart to obtain diagnostic information or to provide treatment) were less likely to undergo stress testing prior to elective PCI, as were those with co-existing illnesses, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
However, stress testing of the wing, after progressing well through 6,723 cycles, hit a snag when in the final ultimate-failure test the wing cracked at just over 145% of limit load, slightly short of the 150% required for certification.