serial determination

serial determination

Etymology: L, series, row, determinare, to limit
a laboratory test that is repeated at stated intervals, as in a series of repeated tests for cardiac enzymes in blood samples taken from a patient with suspected myocardial infarction.
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Lastly, repeated or serial determination of ST2 level may be more useful to arrive at a more definitive assessment.
Until this other approach is tested, we would advocate for the serial determination of hscTnT using a minimum change of 85% over a 6-h period to detect a [delta] value.
13] Now, this motion corresponds to the serial determination planned for complex IV, whereas complex V should have described a simple departure-and-return: descending-ascending.
Whereas in "Aktuelles," a reflective article presenting the project as it existed in the spring of 1955, [8] the number 6 is said to be at the base of all the serial determinations, Stockhausen deviates as far back as the first realization sketches, dating from June 1955.
Not seen with many other analytical techniques, this feature allows the serial determination of different components in different samples without the need to switch columns or buffer systems.
Serial determinations of s-TREM-1 from endobronchial aspirates may detect rising concentrations7 as colonisation/VAT becomes VAP and thus distinguish the former entities from true infection of the pulmonary parenchyma.
However, confirmation of this hypothesis will depend on serial determinations of this important marker of inflammation which may provide an alternative threshold to the CPIS for the initiation of empiric antimicrobial therapy.
By establishing a relationship between antiviral drug doses, serial determinations of HHV-6 DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in CSF, and neurologic improvement, Denes et al.