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diagnostic test

[‚dī·əg′näs·tik ′test]
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According to government reports, drug abuse in the trucking industry, as measured by a percentage of positive test results, is less than half of that found in the general work force.
Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product.
The problem of false positive tests applies to all screening tests, not just HIV," states Jane M.
A France Galop hearing considered the case of the six-time champion jockey, whose B-test sample confirmed the original positive test for a banned substance.
Mosquitoes collected in the Sepulveda Basin area tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus -- only the second positive test this year in Los Angeles County, a hot spot for the disease in past years.
Only one positive test involved major stimulants - the case of Frenchman Stephane Paille when he played for Hearts a number of years ago.
Rusedski was acquitted by a tribunal three weeks ago of responsibility for a positive test for nandrolone but since then the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) have been considering a possible appeal against that decision.
THE end of Mark Bosnich's career with Chelsea moved a significant step closer yesterday after the Australian goalkeeper was charged by the Football Association with breaching doping regulations and bringing the game into disrepute following his positive test for cocaine.
The rates of positive test results were comparable for the two groups in the four studies that involved modest dietary restrictions, A fifth study in which dietary restrictions were more demanding, indicated positive results were significantly higher in the group told to avoid certain foods and drugs.
But about 1 percent of chemonucleolysis patients exhibit anaphylactic (allergic) reactions, and some individual allergy clinit patients show positive test results for both enzymes.
However, the high rate of general HPV infection for this virus in women (up to 25%) delivers a very low specificity (correlation of positive test to actual disease), which severely limits the potential clinical utility of this for mainstream screening.
Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test, and in total, his case is the fifth positive test for a banned substance reported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since its official London Games testing period began in mid-July.

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