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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.


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
See also: test.


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.


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]


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.

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TestBird is China's #1 mobile game testing company due to their hundreds of phones available to developers to use for compatibility testing, enabling a broader ability to reach more gamers and deter bugs that would deter retention in their game, doing so in as little as 24 hours and at a smaller cost than with conventional compatibility testing.
CMTL was formed in 1996, as a third party independent test lab with the goal of creating an industry wide standard for memory compatibility testing.
CHICAGO -- AppDNA, the worldwide leader in compatibility testing for application environments, released a beta of AppTitude Virtualization Manager for Citrix[R] XenApp[TM] and is working with Citrix on application compatibility testing for its XenApp product line.
CMTL's President, John Deters stated, " AVANT has participated in CMTL's Intel Advanced memory compatibility testing program for over 15 years.
Products developed in the Smart Space Test Bed are also being used in the Smart Meeting Room project and will be used in conjunction with a project in wireless networking performance and compatibility testing.
Ventura Technology Group, OEM Business Development Manager, Bruce Ketring stated; " Ventura Technology Group is pleased to renew our membership in CMTL's Intel Advanced Memory Compatibility Testing Program.
As a member of the program, Symmetricom is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.
CMTL provides independent compatibility testing of modules on Intel desktop and server platforms using the Intel advanced memory compatibility test process.
Industry's Leading Broadband Loop Carrier Awarded Certificate of Compatibility Following Completion of Compatibility Testing
com) the independent Intel Advanced memory compatibility testing lab is awarding recognition to Legacy Electronics for product quality, reliability, compatibility and functionality on Intel server motherboards and systems during the last 10 years.
Compellent's Storage Center[TM] SAN has passed compatibility testing requirements to become a part of VMware's list of supported storage platforms and will showcase its advanced virtualization solution at VMworld 2006 Nov.
com) the independent Intel Advanced memory compatibility testing lab is awarding recognition to module manufacturers that have participated in the program for the last 10 years.

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