Meaning of “blood test” in the English Dictionary

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"blood test" in British English

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blood testnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblʌd ˌtest/ us /ˈblʌd ˌtest/

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  • It is only the blood test that is repeatedly negative after the effect of mercury wears off, which shows the disease is cured. 
  • Just as all syphilis does not show a positive blood test, so a single negative test is not sufficient to establish the absence of syphilis without a medical examination. 
  • Many of them, while perhaps having positive blood tests while the disease is active, later become negative without treatment. 
  • The conclusions of the blood tests are unreliable and uncertain. 
  • 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. 

(Definition of “blood test” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blood test" in American English

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blood testnoun [ C ]

/ˈblʌd ˌtest/

a study of the substances in a person’s blood to learn if that person has any diseases or lacks anything important

(Definition of “blood test” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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