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: a test of the blood specifically : a laboratory test in which a sample of blood is withdrawn from the body to analyze the level of substances or cells (such as glucose, hemoglobin, or white blood cells) that indicate the presence or probable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 Firefighters are to schedule appointments with Shukla to go over preliminary background and risk information before moving forward with the Galleri blood test and further testing that may be necessary. Adam Terro, The Arizona Republic, 9 Feb. 2022 Immunity would be determined through a blood test of antibodies against COVID-19. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, 10 Sep. 2021 According to the blood test, 74 percent of the potheads were stoned at the start of the day; according to the Cognivue test, 47 percent were impaired; and according to the DREs, only 21 percent were stoned. Amanda Chicago Lewis, Wired, 15 Feb. 2022 In 2013, a biotech company called Natera became the first to develop a panoramic blood test to screen for fetal abnormalities from as early as nine weeks into pregnancy. Wired, 6 July 2022 Your primary care doctor can order a blood test to check your thyroid hormone levels. Julie Stewart, Men's Health, 29 June 2022 He was arrested and administered a blood test that showed 0.082% blood alcohol content, the district attorney’s office said. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2022 Court records indicate attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld contend law-enforcement authorities did not have a legal reason to seek a warrant to obtain a blood test after no field sobriety test was performed at the crash site. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 12 June 2022 In order to donate, mothers have to fill out an extensive health questionnaire, pass a blood test to check for disease, and receive clearance from their doctor and their child’s pediatrician. New York Times, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blood test

1851, in the meaning defined above

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blood test

noun

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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