stool test

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stool test a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers
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Usage

In literature:

He wheeled round upon his stool, with a steaming test-tube in his hand, and a gleam of amusement in his deep-set eyes.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He wheeled round upon his stool, with a steaming test-tube in his hand and a gleam of amusement in his deep-set eyes.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The man laid down his test tube and swung around on his stool.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
Already the floor was strewn with toppled lab stools, books, and broken test tubes.
"Tom Swift and The Visitor from Planet X" by Victor Appleton
Of course, it was possible that Kurt was a stool pigeon, leading him on as a test.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
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In news:

The alternative methods, which include yearly stool tests, or imaging the colon with a CT scan every five years, cost less and produced fewer complications than did colonoscopies .
Newer tests are more sensitive and more specific in detecting blood in the stool, according to a new study.
Once all the parts were shaped we decided to give the stool a test run.
Colon cancer study backs blood stool screening test.
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In science:

An application of the proposed confidence bounds to a sample of 256 pairs of laboratory test results for toxigenic Clostridium difficile provides evidence for a dramatic sensitivity gain through first appropriately culturing Clostridium difficile from stool samples before applying an enzyme-immuno-assay.
Confidence bounds for the sensitivity lack of a less specific diagnostic test, without gold standard
Available diagnostic tests are applied to stool specimens of patients with diarrhoea, using one of the following three methods, with details to be specified.
Confidence bounds for the sensitivity lack of a less specific diagnostic test, without gold standard
The second, taking about 3 days, consists in trying to culture Clostridium difficile (possibly nontoxigenic) from the stool specimen on an appropriate medium and applying then a “confirmatory test” for toxin A or B, for example an EIA as above, to any cultured colonies.
Confidence bounds for the sensitivity lack of a less specific diagnostic test, without gold standard
The third, again taking about 3 days, tests the cytotoxicital potential of the stool specimen by applying it to a vero-cell culture (cytotoxicity neutralisation test).
Confidence bounds for the sensitivity lack of a less specific diagnostic test, without gold standard
Both tests were applied to each stool specimen of a sample of size 256, consisting of all liquid specimens sent to a microbiological laboratory during two consecutive months.
Confidence bounds for the sensitivity lack of a less specific diagnostic test, without gold standard
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