simple testA term of art used in laboratory medicine for a test that is very easy to perform and intended to be performed in an outpatient setting or ambulatory service by personnel who may not be formally trained in laboratory medicine, radiology, cardiology, etc.
Urine dipstick tests, EKG, X rays.
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simple testMedtalk A test that is supersimple to perform–“idiot-proof”, often in an outpatient setting or ambulatory service Examples Urine dipstick tests, EKG, X rays. See Waived test. Cf Complex test.
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