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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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While there isn't a single best approach to stress testing, one of the biggest impacts of the post-recession stress testing requirements is that model-based stress testing has replaced factor-based stress testing as the accepted best practice for banks.
Compared to regulators that apply intensive stress testing frameworks, the use of individual bank stress test results by the Reserve Bank in setting capital buffers and promoting market discipline is relatively limited:
The BSP added that stress testing will not only strengthen risk governance and help banks keep to the "safety and soundness" rule, it will also prepare banks for events with "severe financial impact."
It added banks should employ a combination of different approaches, ranging from simple sensitivity analysis to the more complex tools such as scenario analysis and reverse stress testing. The regulator has given banks two years to gradually progress from their existing stress testing practices to fully meet the expectations in the new guidelines.
With different goals and micro pressure test on the personal portfolio of macro stress testing, the main purpose is to help the government identify the entire financial system may lead to systemic problems in the structure of vulnerabilities and exposures.
It is also instructive--indeed, grimly entertaining--to examine the track record of regulatory stress testing to see how this methodology actually works in practice.
With stress testing, for example, if you subject a patient to exercise treadmill testing, you can pretty much predict outcomes simply on the basis of how many minutes they can walk on the treadmill.
Following the stress testing exercise, the PRA Board determined that the Co-operative Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland needed to strengthen their capital position further, as of the end of 2013.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published its peer review, on 12 November, on the implementation of its guidelines on stress testing. For its part, Hungary announced that it will use its own set of criteria until the end of 2014.
"The agency [NCUA] will be conducting the stress testing and it's going to cost, according to them, $4 million just in the first year to conduct this stress testing--that's $1 million for each one of them," said Mary Dunn, CUNA senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is concerned about the Federal Reserve Board's approach to stress testing as applied to life insurance companies, arguing that a bank model is too overbearing for an insurer, and also suggesting that there be little to no public disclosure of stress test results of any insurer, only banks.
Low-risk chest pain is a common cause of hospital admission, however, there are currently no guidelines regarding the appropriate use of stress testing in such cases.