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sample

  1. part of a total population that can be analysed to make inferences about the whole population (see SAMPLING).
  2. a small amount of raw material or finished product whose quality or performance can be tested as a guide to the quality or performance of a whole batch of material or product (see QUALITY CONTROL, ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING).
  3. a small trial pack of a product or brand which is used to encourage buyers to try it out (see SALES PROMOTION).
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Fasting blood samples were collected from the children using disposable sterile syringes.
levels of the hormones insulin, ghrelin, leptin, or thyroid, measured in a fasting blood sample.
All patients in the analysis gave a fasting blood sample.
When you get a fasting blood sample taken, it tells your doctor how high your blood sugar was that day.
This test is offered as a service by the CLIA-certified Tethys Clinical Laboratory and is performed on a fasting blood sample from patients at risk for diabetes.
Although their presence may not be apparent from a fasting blood sample, elevated increases in postprandial lipoproteins can be a critically important risk factor for vascular disease.
Every individual was advised to take 75g of oral glucose dissolved in 250ml of water after taking the fasting blood sample.
Fasting blood sample was taken for plasma adiponectin by ELISA.
The youths also provided a fasting blood sample, he said.
Physical measurements, clinical measurements and 12 hours fasting blood sample were taken, along with an interview for demographic information and physical activity on each visit.
Informed consent was taken from all the subjects and they were asked to be in a fasting state the next morning for collection of a fasting blood sample at the PMRC community Centre, village Budhni.
An initial early morning, fasting blood sample was obtained for the measurement of fasting blood glucose and serum cholesterol levels prior to the administration of antipsychotic medication - conventional (Haloperidol) and atypical (Risperidone and Olanzapine).