blood test

noun

Definition of blood test

: a test of the blood specifically : a laboratory test in which a sample of blood is withdrawn from the body to analyze the level of substances or cells (such as glucose, hemoglobin, or white blood cells) that indicate the presence or probable development of a particular disease or medical condition (such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer) or serve to indicate the degree of function of a specific organ (such as the liver or kidney)

Examples of blood test in a Sentence

He had a blood test, and the doctor who did it said his cholesterol was too high.
Recent Examples on the Web Maybe there’s a blood test involved, but absent specific symptoms, these procedures are intended to look for obvious markers. Itzik Kotler, Forbes, "Predictive Security Is Good Medicine," 6 May 2021 Two weeks after the procedure, a blood test and a disappointed nurse called to tell me that the cycle had failed. Angela Hatem, Health.com, "IVF Costs Can Approach $100K—Here's How One Woman Saved Thousands," 6 May 2021 By the time a blood test could be taken, the amount of THC in a person's body could also be very different than at the time that person was driving, the commission noted. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan GOP lawmaker wants to create a marijuana blood-level limit for drivers," 28 Apr. 2021 Tobin, in a short rebuttal, told the jury the carbon monoxide theory is proven wrong by a different blood test that showed Floyd's blood oxygen saturation was 98%. Ray Sanchez, Eric Levenson And Aaron Cooper, CNN, "Derek Chauvin takes the Fifth, the defense rests, and closings next in trial of George Floyd's death," 16 Apr. 2021 In June 2009, after a routine blood test at the hospital, Ms. Stoeffler felt too exhausted to return home. BostonGlobe.com, "Liesbeth Stoeffler, a runner kept going by rare lung treatment, dies at 61," 27 Mar. 2021 In June 2009, after a routine blood test at the hospital, Ms. Stoeffler felt too exhausted to return home. BostonGlobe.com, "Liesbeth Stoeffler, a runner kept going by rare lung treatment, dies at 61," 27 Mar. 2021 In June 2009, after a routine blood test at the hospital, Ms. Stoeffler felt too exhausted to return home. New York Times, "Liesbeth Stoeffler, 61, Runner Kept Going by Rare Lung Treatment, Dies," 26 Mar. 2021 However, not all cancer experts agree that the NHS should be piloting the Galleri blood test. Laura Smith-spark, CNN, "UK to pilot blood test that may detect 50 types of cancer," 27 Nov. 2020

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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blood test

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blood test

: a test of the blood especially to learn if a person has any diseases or conditions (such as AIDS or high cholesterol)

blood test

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Medical Definition of blood test

: a laboratory test in which a sample of blood is withdrawn from the body to analyze the level of substances or cells (as glucose, hemoglobin, or white blood cells) that indicate the presence or probable development of a particular disease or medical condition (as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or cancer) or serve to indicate the degree of function of a specific organ (as the liver or kidney)

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