Blood test

Domain : Diagnosis

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

A medical exam in which blood is collected to be analyzed to find out if the person has any disease and know how well a treatment works.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Blood tests are used to measure or examine cells, chemicals, proteins, or other substances in the blood.”

Source: MedlinePlus. What You Need to Know About Blood Testing. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

 

Context

“A new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has shown it can be just as accurate or better than the current standards for diagnosis, performing nearly on par with potentially expensive PET brain scans and invasive spinal taps for cerebrospinal fluid.”

Source: Fierce Biotech. Alzheimer’s blood tests show new promise, giving decades of early warning. [Internet]. Jul 28, 2020 [cited on Sept 7, 2022].  

Synonym(s)

Blood work

Blood test : RELATED DEFINITIONS

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