diagnostic test

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Noun1.diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
cloze procedure, cloze test - a test for diagnosing reading ability; words are deleted from a prose passage and the reader is required to fill in the blanks
faecal occult test, fecal occult test, stool test - a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers
GI series - diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray
glucose tolerance test - test of the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates; used in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus
Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
PKU test - a test of newborn infants for phenylketonuria
Queckenstedt's test - a test to determine whether there is a blockage of the spinal canal
radioactive iodine test - test of thyroid function in which the patient is given an oral dose of radioactive iodine-131
Rubin test - test to determine the patency or occlusion of the Fallopian tubes
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
tissue typing - a series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible
vital capacity - the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue
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The statement added: "As positive tests for non-specified substances carry a mandatory provisional suspension, Mr Evans will be provisionally suspended from June 26.
The former 1500m world champion was suspended by the SAA in February following a positive test for meldonium, from a sample taken in Addis Ababa on Jan.
The case was heard by the UCI antidoping tribunal, which ruled the 39-year-old's positive test was "nonintentional" and, if the 18-month ban is applied from the date of his positive test, which is ordinarily the case, he will be eligible to return in January 2017.
Livermore, who has two years left on his contract, was suspended by both relegation candidates City and the FA pending the results of a B sample when the positive test was confirmed on Friday afternoon.
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Thalassemia foundation of Pakistan has decided to screening of all patients suffering from the disease after the positive test of HIV in the children.
It is true that positive-tested kids were more likely than negative-tested kids to be allergic--among the group with more allergies later (those who avoided peanuts), 35% of those who had positive tests developed allergy, versus 14% who had tested negative.
The PGA is not required to make public any player suspensions that result from positive tests for recreational drugs, the report added.
The five players who returned positive tests belong to Premiership clubs," said an RFU spokesman.
The nurse who received the last report that the patient the last test results on the patient were positive for allergy to the dye which was to be injected in the course of the cardiac catheterization procedure had a responsibility to ensure that the patient's attending physicians were aware of the positive test results.
The 26-year-old, who was reported to have blamed the positive test on an energy drink, is the fourth fastest man in the world this year, ahead of Usain Bolt.
The 26-year-old, who is reported to have blamed the positive test on an energy drink, is the fourth fastest man in the world this year, ahead of Usain Bolt.

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