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blood test

a test of a sample of blood to determine blood group, presence of infection or other pathological condition, parentage, etc.
Origin of blood test
1910-15 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blood test

blood test

analysis of a blood sample to determine blood group, alcohol concentration, etc
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blood test in Medicine

blood test n.

  1. An examination of a sample of blood to determine its chemical, physical, or serologic characteristics.

  2. A serologic test for certain diseases, such as syphilis or AIDS.

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