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  • evaluate
  • It is important to know that you must use the range supplied by the laboratory that performed your test to evaluate whether your results are "within normal limits. (labtestsonline.org)
  • Understanding a given patient's genetic predisposition to high PSA could allow physicians to better evaluate test results to predict the patient's actual risk of prostate cancer, according to Witte, either by normalizing the results of PSA screens based on each individual's natural PSA levels or by adjusting the threshold used to determine if a test result should trigger further testing, such as a prostate biopsy. (ucsf.edu)
  • The test will evaluate a student's analytical writing skills, quantitative skills, and verbal ability. (excite.com)
  • procedures
  • Specific procedures and interpretation of tests vary according to the laboratory. (cdc.gov)
  • But over the past five years, a series of studies has suggested that the tests are not sensitive enough: frequent false positives lead to too many unnecessary medical procedures, and false negatives give men a false sense of security. (ucsf.edu)
  • Accurate
  • Ishihara studied existing tests and combined elements of the Stilling test, named after the German ophthalmologist Jakob Stilling , with the concept of pseudo-isochromaticism to produce an improved, more accurate and easier to use test. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ISET test uses a specially designed device and specially designed filters to allow the elimination of all erythrocytes and most leukocytes from the sample, making the subsequent cytopathology process significantly easier and more accurate. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancers
  • Because the test only looks at the last one third of the large intestine (colon), it may miss some cancers that are higher in the large intestine. (medlineplus.gov)
  • If so, what a shame - and what a lost opportunity - to be testing them for HPV, when the 13% excess of cervical cancers in their region may be caused by coal dust, not by HPV at all. (statnews.com)
  • order
  • You may have been directed here by your lab's website in order to provide you with background information about the test(s) you had performed. (labtestsonline.org)
  • The order in which the blood samples were applied to the test strips was randomized on a per-round basis. (medium.com)
  • Some pseudo-isochromatic plate books have the pages in binders, so the plates may be rearranged periodically to give a random order to the test. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • In the few years that PSA testing has become less popular, the use of the test has declined and the number of prostate cancer diagnoses has dropped," said John Witte , PhD, a UCSF professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and of urology, and co-senior author of the new study. (ucsf.edu)
  • The unique setting of Kaiser Permanente allowed us to link every man in the study to our electronic clinical data and determine not just that they had a test, but also the level and frequency of testing over many years," said Van Den Eeden. (ucsf.edu)
  • uses
  • It also uses the extremely popular and easily-obtained OneTouch Ultra test strips. (medium.com)
  • This test uses a small flexible scope to view the lower part of your colon. (medlineplus.gov)
  • given
  • In 2012, the test was given a "D" rating by the U.S. Preventive Task Force, and the test is no longer covered by some insurers. (ucsf.edu)
  • While holding a military position related to his field, he was given the task of creating a color blindness test. (wikipedia.org)
  • The test is best given in random sequence, if possible, to reduce the effectiveness of prior memorization of the answers by subjects. (wikipedia.org)
  • successful
  • Until recently, PSA tests for prostate cancer were considered an exemplar of successful early cancer detection leading to improved treatment outcomes. (ucsf.edu)
  • P ap tests are one of the most familiar - and successful - cancer screening tests ever invented. (statnews.com)
  • name
  • This famous color vision test-which is based on 88 colored plates and not 100 as the name suggest-was introduced in 1943 by Farnsworth. (color-blindness.com)
  • The name test is reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in RFC 2606 (June 1999) as a domain name that is not intended to be installed as a top-level domain (TLD) in the global Domain Name System (DNS) of the Internet for production use. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1999, the Internet Engineering Task Force reserved the DNS labels example, invalid, localhost, and test so that they may not be installed into the root zone of the Domain Name System. (wikipedia.org)
  • high school
  • The GED is a test taken by those who previously dropped out of high school and now wish to get their lives back on track. (excite.com)
  • students
  • The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial. (fairtest.org)
  • FairTest has a collection of new and updated tools that parents, teachers, students and their allies can use to battle the overuse and misuse of standardized tests. (fairtest.org)
  • The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized test that is designed for students interested in admission into graduate business programs . (excite.com)
  • These courses are designed to familiarize students with the test format and polish their reasoning skills. (excite.com)
  • accuracy
  • While accuracy of laboratory testing has significantly evolved over the past few decades, some lab-to-lab variability can occur due to differences in testing equipment, chemical reagents, and techniques. (labtestsonline.org)
  • A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente has identified genetic predictors of normal prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in healthy men, which could be used to improve the accuracy of PSA-based prostate cancer screening tests. (ucsf.edu)
  • Being a printed plate, the accuracy of the test depends on using the proper lighting to illuminate the page. (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • The study included 28,503 men from the Kaiser Permanente cohort and 17,428 men from additional replication cohorts, in the aggregate representing nearly half a million PSA tests going back to the 1990s. (ucsf.edu)
  • subject
  • Proper testing technique is to give only three seconds per plate for an answer, and not allow coaching, touching or tracing of the numbers by the subject. (wikipedia.org)
  • sensitive
  • Published results indicate that the test is more sensitive and specific than CellSearch, the present FDA-approved metastatic cancer screening method, for non-small cell lung cancer breast cancer prostate cancer pancreatic cancer The ISET technology was first reported in 2000 in the American Journal of Pathology by the team of Professor Patrizia Paterlini-Bréchot. (wikipedia.org)
  • place
  • The new genome-wide association study - led by Witte and co-senior author Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, PhD, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and professor of urology at UCSF - suggests that the PSA test could regain its place in cancer prevention by factoring in genetic variations that affect the amount of PSA different men naturally produce. (ucsf.edu)
  • University
  • Get info about University of Findlay AP Chemistry test credit, registering in a technical degree program, and taking free tests online. (apchemistrytest.com)
  • It was named after its designer, Dr. Shinobu Ishihara , a professor at the University of Tokyo , who first published his tests in 1917. (wikipedia.org)
  • works
  • Ishihara Plate No. 1, presented here in black and white so that even the fully colorblind get a sense of how the test works. (wikipedia.org)
  • make
  • Luckily, meters are inexpensive if not free-manufacturers make their money selling the test strips-and thus easily acquired. (medium.com)
  • Specific
  • Because ISET relies on cytopathology (i.e. specific visual identification of cancer cells) rather than isolating cells by biomarkers, its developers claim that the test has a relatively low false-positive rate. (wikipedia.org)