baseline test

baseline test

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Any test that measures current or pre-treatment parameters (e.g., chemistries, cell counts, enzyme levels, etc.), against which response(s) to therapy, if any, is (are) evaluated.

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Measurements taken at the beginning of a study, to serve as a reference for subsequent measurements or observations.

baseline test

Clinical practice Any test than measures current or pre-treatment parameters, including chemistries, cell counts, enzyme levels and so on, against which response(s) to therapy, if any, is evaluated
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The children who were to be exposed to more than one baseline test were selected before the commencement of the study; thus their initial test performances did not dictate the subsequent number of baseline tests to which they would be exposed.
The volunteers also fasted overnight and were given a baseline test to measure the dilation in their blood vessels.
The 2002 finalist Nalbandian is sure to pose a stern baseline test for Murray with the 18th seed having proved he can adapt his game well on his least favourite surface
This study measured baseline DHEA blood levels in order to record the change due to supplementation, but apparently did not screen patients or reject anybody on the basis of that baseline test.
The baseline test for the looped wire saw, as shown in Table 2, included rip- and crosscutting pine and oak at four feed rates (0.
Under the arrangement, JEI will conduct a baseline test of a vessel's fuel consumption at full load power and then measure engine performance under a variety of conditions after treatment with EnerBurn.
Every Sentinel baseline test is analyzed to look for performance that falls outside normal ranges.
By contrast, Krueger and Zhu also included a large number of kindergartners for whom no baseline test scores were available.
It has been agreed with the Environment Agency that the improvements to be made do not invalidate the baseline test.
Middle and high school students took standardized tests for the first time in 2003 as a baseline test.
Players do a baseline test, and repeat it if they get hit on the head.
A baseline test during the first week of the semester was used to establish equivalency of participants' backgrounds with the backgrounds of students taking the same course in the previous semester, by language and by level.