bedside test

bedside test

Any evaluation of analytes close to a patient who may be in a relatively critical state.

bedside test

Lab medicine Any evaluation of analytes close to a Pt who may be a relatively critical state; devices used for BTs may be less accurate than those used in a hospital's laboratory, but have the advantage of short 'turn-around' time–eg, 2 minutes, facilitating therapy using minimal volumes–eg, 0.25–0.5 mL, of specimens; BT may be used for pH, PO2, PCO2, Na+, K+, Hct, glucose, Ca2+, and chloride. Cf Stat testing.
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The urine dipstick test is a good example of a bedside test that can assist with diagnosing bacterial infection.
The patient had no problem with a routine bedside test of his language abilities - including fluency of speech, reading, writing, comprehension and other factors.
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Pulse oximetry is a simple bedside test to determine the amount of oxygen in a baby's blood.
The problem is, we are looking for a rapid bedside test for people in rural areas who don't have resources," she commented.
A new bedside test of cognition for patients with HIV infection.
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Small footprint computer interfaces in each room allow nurses to key in information, orders and bedside test results.
New research suggests that a simple bedside test based on genetic profiles of patients' blood could accurately discriminate between sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospital intensive care units, and noninfectious inflammation.
Our aim is to reduce these complications by introducinga simple, effective bedside test to showsmoking status and the quantity smoked.
Inspired by Hall, he devised the eponymous bedside test.