Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to testing: Testing123


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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
See also: test.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


Controlled analysis to determine specific findings.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about testing

Q. What is A1C test? My Dr. said I should take it every 4 months or so to see if I kept my diet. what is it exactly..?

A. here’s some on-line info about it:

Q. How do you test for ADHD? Is it a physical test or a psychological test? Or a combination of both?

A. i found a video on youtube about diagnosing AD/HD-

and here is an article about it-

hope it's what you are looking for.

Q. Are there any lab tests used. Are there any lab tests that can be used to diagnose fibromyalgia disease?

A. Yes Liam, there are lots of lab tests to diagnose (or better understand fibromyalgia) but are only used in the research setting. Using them in the clinical setting doesn't help the patient because it doesn't help the problem of not having effective treatments. Many researchers are working on a simple lab test for the office.

More discussions about testing
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
To help students understand the background of a potentially landmark Supreme Court case--whether schools may expand drug testing beyond athletes to others involved in extracurricular activities--in which the Court may further define what rights students have.
As a result, immunotherapy based on skin prick testing must be started at doses sufficiently diluted to minimize the possibility of a systemic reaction.
How do we hold schools accountable without testing?
Finally, Texas has been cited, particularly by Bush backers, as an example of how high-stakes testing can act as a catalyst for education reform.
In the testing phase, it's critical to develop appropriate tests that focus on date-related functions.
Our systematic approach to screening requests to test for agents with the potential to threaten global health can prevent arbitrary decision making, reduce inappropriate testing, and increase the value of laboratory consultation.
Changing testing from fall to spring, or testing in the tall and again in the spring, and using a measure without a ceiling would help to facilitate understanding of individual gains.
Among men who reported a recent HIV test, half had undergone anonymous testing. The odds that HIV testing was anonymous were elevated for white men; those who had no health care provider or had not discussed testing with their provider; those who had been tested at a site other than a private physician's office, a health maintenance organization or a hospital; those who had sought the test because of exposure to risk and those who had received counseling (odds ratios, 1.3-11.6).
Dynisco's new APA2000 polymer analyzer is a unique type of oscillating-die rheometer that now, for the first time, is suitable for testing thermoplastics as well as thermosets.
As the GIG evolves toward a net-centric architecture, interoperability testing must also evolve.
Reduction and refinement approaches such as the OECD tiered testing strategy now included as part of the OECD guideline for acute eye irritation/ corrosion (OECD 2002) for hazard identification and regulatory classification of new chemicals are being used but do not eliminate the need for an in vivo test when the result of the in vitro test is negative.

Full browser ?