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Aptitude Tests definition: Primarily non-verbal tests designed to predict an individual's future learning ability or performance.
biomaterial evaluation definition: evaluation of synthetic or industrial materials intended for use in contact with human tissues.
Carcinogenicity Tests definition: Tests to experimentally measure the tumor-producing/cancer cell-producing potency of an agent by administering the agent (e.g., benzanthracenes) and observing the quantity of tumors or the cell transformation developed over a given period of time. The carcinogenicity value is usually measured as milligrams of agent administered per tumor developed. Though this test differs from the DNA-repair and bacterial microsome MUTAGENICITY TESTS, researchers often attempt to correlate the finding of carcinogenicity values and mutagenicity values.
carcinogen testing definition: tests to experimentally measure the tumor producing or cancer cell producing potency of an agent by administering the agent and observing the quantity of tumors or the cell transformation developed over a given period of time; the carcinogenicity value is usually measured as milligrams of agent administered per tumor developed.
Exercise Test definition: Controlled physical activity, more strenuous than at rest, which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used. The intensity of exercise is often graded, using criteria such as rate of work done, oxygen consumption, and heart rate.
Histocompatibility Testing definition: Identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant DONORS and potential recipients, usually by serological tests. Donor and recipient pairs should be of identical ABO blood group, and in addition should be matched as closely as possible for HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in order to minimize the likelihood of allograft rejection. (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
histocompatibility typing definition: identification of the major histocompatibility antigens of transplant donors and potential recipients, usually by serological tests.
Materials Testing definition: The testing of materials and devices, especially those used for PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; SUTURES; TISSUE ADHESIVES; etc., for hardness, strength, durability, safety, efficacy, and biocompatibility.
Mutagenicity Tests definition: Tests of chemical substances and physical agents for mutagenic potential. They include microbial, insect, mammalian cell, and whole animal tests.
mutagen testing definition: tests of chemical substances and physical agents for mutagenic potential, including cell culture, microbial, insect, mammalian cell, and whole animal tests.
Paternity definition: Establishing the father relationship of a man and a child.
Reality Testing definition: The individual's objective evaluation of the external world and the ability to differentiate adequately between it and the internal world; considered to be a primary ego function.
Skin Tests definition: Epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity. Used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
immunologic skin test definition: epicutaneous or intradermal application of a sensitizer for demonstration of either delayed or immediate hypersensitivity; used in diagnosis of hypersensitivity or as a test for cellular immunity.
skin test definition: A test for an immune response to a compound by placing it on or under the skin.
Skin Test definition: A preparation of an antigenic component of an infectious agent that is administered to a patient in order to determine whether previous exposure to the agent has occurred, and/or to assess the integrity of the patient's cellular immune system. Depending on the clinical situation, the appearance of a delayed (cellular) hypersensitivity response, which manifests as an area of induration and erythema at the injection site, i.e. a positive test result, may indicate previous exposure to a particular infectious agent. (NCI04)
Substance Abuse Detection definition: Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.
Drug Test definition: A laboratory test of biological material such as blood, urine, hair, saliva or sweat, used to detect the presence of a drug or its metabolites with in the body.
drug detection definition: procedures to detect the presence of drugs or their side products in blood, urine, breath, or other biological samples; do not confuse with DRUG SCREENING/EVALUATION.
Test definition: A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something.
Testing definition: A procedure for critical evaluation.
Anonymous Testing definition: Testing in which the source of the specimen or the person being tested is not individually identified.
Polysomnography definition: Simultaneous and continuous monitoring of several parameters during sleep to study normal and abnormal sleep. The study includes monitoring of brain waves, to assess sleep stages, and other physiological variables such as breathing, eye movements, and blood oxygen levels which exhibit a disrupted pattern with sleep disturbances.
polysomnography definition: simultaneous and continuous monitoring of relevant normal and abnormal physiological activity during sleep.
evaluation/testing definition: general term for trials, appraisals, or comparisons of equipment, procedures, therapies, etc.; for clinical tests, see DIAGNOSIS.
HLA Typing definition: A process in which blood or tissue samples are analyzed to determine their human leukocyte antigen (HLA) profiles.
Mandatory Testing definition: Testing or screening required by federal, state, or local law or other agencies for the diagnosis of specified conditions. It is usually limited to specific populations such as categories of health care providers, members of the military, and prisoners or to specific situations such as premarital examinations or donor screening.
Toxicity Tests definition: An array of tests used to determine the toxicity of a substance to living systems. These include tests on clinical drugs, foods, and environmental pollutants.
Toxicity Test definition: Controlled laboratory tests to determine the toxicity of a chemical to an organism in terms of specific chemical concentrations.
Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk definition: Analyzing DNA to look for a genetic alteration that may indicate an increased risk for developing a cancer.
genetic testing definition: Analyzing DNA to look for a genetic alteration that may indicate an increased risk for developing a specific disease or disorder.
Genetic Testing definition: Detection of or testing for certain ALLELES, mutations, genotypes, or karyotypes that are associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or with a predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
vaccine evaluation definition: any process by which immunogenicity, immune response, toxicity, metabolism, absorption, preferred route of administration, safe dosage range, etc., for a vaccine or group of vaccines is determined through assessment in humans, animals or cells.
Animal Testing definition: The use of animals for testing the safety and efficacy of drugs or treatments.
Biological Testing definition: Testing performed to determine the effects of substances upon living organisms.
chemosensitivity assay definition: A laboratory test to analyze the responsiveness of a tumor to a specific drug.
Chemosensitivity Assay definition: A laboratory test to see how well a particular chemotherapy drug kills cancer cells. The test is done after the tumor cells are removed from the body. The assay may help in choosing the best drug or drugs for the cancer being treated.
Clinical Testing definition: Small-scale testing (usually on SBIRs) of new technology in a small group of patients or normal volunteers. Does not meet the rigorous criteria of a clinical trial.
Hemocompatibility Testing definition: The testing of BIOCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS, especially those used for EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION; STENTS; or ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, for properties that allow contact with flowing BLOOD without causing adverse reactions such as THROMBOSIS; HEMOLYSIS; COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION; or INFLAMMATION.
Susceptibility Testing definition:

Test methods designed to determine a microorganism's susceptibility to being killed by an antibiotic.

 
 
deGerman
Ultraschalluntersuchung definition: [1] Medizin: Methode zur Untersuchung von organischem Gewebe
 
frFrench
testing definition: Pratique utilisée pour mettre en évidence une discrimination.
testing definition: Outil de réduction des risques liés à la toxicomanie.