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: a test of the blood specifically : a laboratory test in which a sample of blood is withdrawn from the body to analyze the level of substances or cells (such as glucose, hemoglobin, or white blood cells) that indicate the presence or probable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.

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There is no blood test, no X-ray, no urinalysis that pinpoints depression. Maggie Jones, New York Times, "A Reckoning With an Imperfect Science in ‘Blue Dreams’," 3 Apr. 2018 Preliminary tests came back negative, but the officers will continue to receive blood tests. Max Londberg, kansascity, "Maplewood, Missouri, meth needle attack: Man kidnapped boyfriend, stabbe him, police say | The Kansas City Star," 17 Jan. 2018 But in many children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, blood tests won’t reveal any significant abnormalities. Korin Miller, SELF, "Claire Foy on What It Was Like to Have 'Extremely Painful' Juvenile Arthritis," 9 Jan. 2019 Before treatment, blood tests showed my viral load at 1 million. Dorri Olds, Woman's Day, "I Might Not Be Alive Today If It Weren't for Obamacare," 14 Feb. 2017 An accompanying blood test measures anti-Müllerian hormone, another indication of ovarian reserve. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "At 35, I Went to a Millennial Egg-Freezing Clinic—and Now I’m Rethinking My Future," 12 Nov. 2018 Prolactin blood test Prolactin is related to your thyroid and pituitary function. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "What Kind of Testing Will My Fertility Specialist Conduct?," 1 Oct. 2018 My doctors don’t charge $500 to take my blood pressure or $1,200 for a blood test. WSJ, "There Are Plenty of Dangers in Being Your Own Doctor," 18 Feb. 2019 Police took him to Eskenazi Hospital for a blood test. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Lawrence officer hurt in crash with drunken-driving suspect," 11 July 2018

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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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