blood test
noun Date: 1912 a test of the blood; especially a serologic test for the presence of substances indicative of disease (as syphilis) or disease-causing agents (as HIV)

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  • blood test — n a test of the blood (as a serological test for syphilis) * * * any test designed to discover abnormalities in a sample of a person s blood, such as the presence of alcohol, drugs, or bacteria, or to determine the blood group …   Medical dictionary

  • blood test — n. 1. an examination of a small amount of a person s blood for diagnosis, classification, blood count, etc. 2. a test to detect the presence of blood that is not visible, as in feces …   English World dictionary

  • blood test — blood′ test n. med a test of blood sample, as to determine blood group, presence of infection or other pathology, or parentage • Etymology: 1910–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood test — blood ,test noun count a medical test in which a small amount of blood is taken from someone and tested to see if it shows any disease, drugs, etc. in the body …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood test — blood tests N COUNT A blood test is a medical examination of a small amount of your blood …   English dictionary

  • Blood test — A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a needle, or via fingerprick. Blood tests are used to determine physiological and biochemical states such as disease, mineral …   Wikipedia

  • blood test — noun a serologic analysis of a sample of blood • Hypernyms: ↑biopsy • Hyponyms: ↑agglutination test, ↑complement fixation test, ↑PSA blood test * * * noun : a test of the blood (as to determine parentage or ascertain the nature of an infection); …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood test — n. 1) to do a blood test 2) to have a blood test (done) * * * [ blʌdtest] to do a blood test to have a blood test (done) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • blood test — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms blood test : singular blood test plural blood tests medical a medical test in which a small amount of blood is taken from someone and tested to see if it shows any disease, drugs etc in the body …   English dictionary

  • blood-test — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: blood test : to make a blood test on chicks from blood tested stock …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood test — A test to determine physical condition. A test of paternity; a test of special value in a case of disputed paternity because, although it cannot indicate with precision that a particular person is the father of the child whose paternity is in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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