The Abderhalden reaction is a now defunct blood test for pregnancy developed by Emil Abderhalden. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abderhalden reaction"
The Abelin reaction is a qualitative reaction for demonstrating the presence of arsphenamine and neoarsphenamine in blood and urine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abelin reaction"
Abreugraphy is a technique for mass screening of tuberculosis using a miniature (50 to 100 mm) photograph of the screen of a x-ray fluoroscopy of the thorax, first developed in 1935. ...more on Wikipedia about "Abreugraphy"
The Coombs Test (also Coombs' Test) is a blood test used to determine whether there are red blood cell antibodies, which leads usually to hemolysis, especially in Rh disease. Coombs antibody is an anti-human globulin. It was first described in 1945 by Cambridge immunologists Robin Coombs, Arthur Mourant and Rob Race. The test is also used in screening blood prior to blood transfusion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coombs test"
The Guthrie test, also known as the Guthrie bacterial inhibition assay, is a medical test performed on newborn infants to detect phenylketonuria, an inborn error of amino acid metabolism. The test has been widely used throughout North America and Europe as one of the core newborn screening tests since the late 1960s. In recent years it is gradually being replaced in many areas by newer techniques such as tandem mass spectrometry that can detect a wider variety of congenital diseases. The Guthrie test is named after Robert Guthrie, an American bacteriologist and physician, who devised it in 1962. ...more on Wikipedia about "Guthrie test"
The Heaf test is a diagnostic skin test performed in order to determine whether or not a child has been exposed to tuberculosis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heaf test"
The Mantoux test is a skin test of tuberculosis infection used in the United States and is endorsed by the American Thoracic Society and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Multiple puncture tests such as the Tine test are not recommended. The Mantoux test is one of the two major tuberculin skin tests for tuberculosis used in the world. The Heaf test is used in the United Kingdom and is endorsed by the British Thoracic Society. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mantoux test" Evergreen http://www.shortopedia.com!!!
Pap smear (pap is an abbreviation for papanicolaou), as it is currently known (smear test in some countries), is an invention of Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou ( 1883- 1962), an American of Greek birth, the father of cytopathology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pap smear"
Schirmer's test determines whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist. This test is used when a person experiences very dry eyes or excessive watering of the eyes. It poses no risk to the subject. A negative (more than 10 mm of moisture on the filter paper in 5 minutes) test result is normal. Both eyes normally secrete the same amount of moisture. ...more on Wikipedia about "Schirmer's test"
The Wassermann test is a complement-fixation antibody test for syphilis, named after the bacteriologist August von Wassermann. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wassermann test"
The Weil-Felix test is a test for the presence and type of rickettsial disease based on the agglutination of X-strains of Proteus vulgaris with suspected rickettsia in a patient's blood serum. ...more on Wikipedia about "Weill-Felix test"
The Widal test is a serological test for Salmonella typhi. ...more on Wikipedia about "Widal test"
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