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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
First recorded in 1910-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He—the doctor took a blood test and took a X-ray—a lung X-ray and, I don't know, all kind of tests, right away.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Having found them, the question is largely settled, although we also take a blood test.

    The Third Great Plague John H. Stokes
  • Ill make a blood test in the morning, he said at length, repeating what he had said a moment before.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • It is only the blood test that is repeatedly negative after the effect of mercury wears off, which shows the disease is cured.

    The Third Great Plague John H. Stokes
  • There is very little discomfort in the method, as a rule—no more than there is to the taking of blood for a blood test.

    The Third Great Plague John H. Stokes
  • A Wassermann blood test with a thorough examination is the least that should be expected where any exchanges are to take place.

    The Third Great Plague John H. Stokes
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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