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Automated method-(for testing laboratory specimens) A method of laboratory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed with an automated analyzer.
Fasting- Abstaining from food or fluids (except water) for a specified amount of time before the collection of a specimen.
Homeostasis- The state in which body systems are functioning normally, and the internal environment of the body is in equilibrium: the body is in a healthy state.
In vivo- occurring in the living body or organism.
Laboratory Test- The clinical analysis and study of materials, fluids,, or tissues obtained from patients to assist in diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Manual Method- A method of laboratory testing in which the series of steps in the test method is performed by hand.
Normal Range- ( for laboratory tests) A certain established and acceptable parameter or reference range within which the laboratory test results of a healthy individual are expected to fall.
Plasma- The liquid part of blood, consisting of a clear, yellowish fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the total blood volume.
Profile- Numerous laboratory tests providing related or complementary information used to determine the health status of a patient.
Quality Control- The application of methods to ensure the test results are reliable and valid and that errors are detected and eliminated.
Routine Test- A laboratory test performed routinely on apparently healthy patients to assist in early detection of disease.
Serum- The clear,straw-colored part of the blood (plasma) that remains after the solid elements and the clotting factor fibrinogen have been separated out of it.
Specimen- A small sample of something taken to show the nature of the whole.
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