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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.
A fasting blood sample was taken before the meal, and then additional blood samples were drawn every 10 minutes for 90 minutes, then every 30 minutes for 90 minutes.
The NSC recommends using a random or preferably a fasting blood sample to screen for T2DM.
levels of the hormones insulin, ghrelin, leptin, or thyroid, measured in a fasting blood sample. Higher values are associated with higher gains.
All patients in the analysis gave a fasting blood sample. Neurocognitive impairment was determined based on a battery of neurologic assessments adjusted for age, education, and race-specific norms, and validated to detect HIV-related impairment.
When you get a fasting blood sample taken, it tells your doctor how high your blood sugar was that day.
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. After 2-hour finger prick was done to estimate 2-hour capillary blood glucose level.
In all 75g of glucose solution was ingested after fasting blood sample was obtained for plasma glucose.
Venous blood samples were also taken between 8-10:00 am after 12 hour overnight fast (fasting blood sample).
The youths also provided a fasting blood sample, he said.
For cardiovascular risk screening and prediction, there is no convincing evidence that a lipid panel is better when done on a fasting blood sample. In fact, a nonfasting lipid panel may even be better than a fasting panel.