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confirm

verb To verify, rule in.

confirm

(kŏn-fĭrm′) [L. confirmare, to strengthen]
To show by repetition of a test (or with a complementary test) that a result initially obtained is accurate.
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Currently there is no guideline on whether confirmatory testing needs to be done for urine ketones or bilirubin.
In our empirical analysis, controlling for the use of a confirmatory disclosure framework has a significant effect on the environmental-disclosure-to-profits and the returns-to-environmental-disclosure associations.
However, mental health counselors use confirmatory more than disconfirmatory assessment approaches to formulate clinical impressions (Haverkamp, 1993; Morran, Kurpius, Brack, & Rozecki, 1994; Osmo & Rosen, 2002; Pfieffer, Whelan, & Martin, 2000; Snyder &Swann, 1978; Strohmer & Shivy, 1994; Strohmer, Shivy, & Chiodo, 1990).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said the federal government has required confirmatory tests for its employees since 1988 to help eliminate false positives.
Alternatively, a false positive may be defined as a result indicating that a drug is present even when a confirmatory method with a lower limit of detection for all compounds present indicates the compounds in question are undetectable.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1989] and included confirmatory ions.
To answer this question, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted with a sample of college students.
One view would suggest that popes should normally exercise a confirmatory ministry in which they focus on supporting the bishops in their ministry.
SEATTLE -- Patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were less likely to have a confirmatory test than were patients diagnosed with heart failure, according to results from a study conducted at a Boston-based hospital.
A study showing that gastric acid secretion is halted (a causal factor) by the drug demonstrates pharmacologic action and should count as confirmatory evidence.
still follows the same basic testing procedure as in 1985: HIV infection is only considered confirmed after two tests have been done, a screening test and a confirmatory test.