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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.
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Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
See also: test.
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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.
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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]
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Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
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Besides training the nurses, we would perform compatibility testing and provide the blood.
ChangeBASE, a provider of application compatibility testing, remediation and conversion, said today that its AOK software suite has been deployed by Dutch public transport agency RET to accelerate its operating system migration to Windows 7.
"While we believe Windows 2000 Professional will prove relatively stable prior to Service Pack 1, compatibility testing, problem resolution and staff training will take at least several months for most enterprises.
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