string test

string test

1. an infrequently used test to locate gastrointestinal hemorrhage; a weighted string is repeatedly swallowed and removed, each time allowing the string to go further down the intestine until blood is encountered;
2. a similar procedure to obtain a specimen from the bowel lumen.
Obstetrics See Spinnbarkeit
Rheumatology See Mucin clot test
Urology A macroscopic method for determining active spermatogenesis; the testicle is bisected, forceps are used to grasp the parenchyma and visually note the separation of the strands of fibres

string test

Obstetrics See Spinnbarkeit Rheumatology See Mucin clot test Urology A macroscopic method for determining active spermatogenesis; the testicle is bisected, forceps are used to grasp the parenchyma and visually note the separation of the strands of fibers.

String test

A test performed to diagnose threadworm infection. The patient is asked to swallow a weighted string that absorbs stomach juices, which can be analyzed for the presence of threadworm larvae.
Mentioned in: Threadworm Infection
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Max Einhorn, a pioneering gastroenterologist, was the inventor of the duodenal bucket, which combined with the string test was an important early means of localizing gastroduodenal pathology.
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I had the idea for packaging The String Test for years but did not have the time to implement the concept.
It will be no surprise if I have another, " laughs Flutie, "At less than five dollars The String Test is a lot cheaper than a sonogram or amino, and a lot more fun.
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