The Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), better known as “the Brazelton” (because it was devised by the Harvard pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton);
The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) for children 0-6 years of age;
The ELM (Early Language Milestone) scale for children 0-3 years of age;
The CAT (Clinical Adaptive Test) and CLAMS (Clinical Linguistic and Auditory Milestone Scale) for children 0-3 years of age;
The Infant Monitoring System for children aged 4-36 months;
The Early Screening Inventory for children 3-6 years of age; and
The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (“the Peabody”) for testing children 2 1/2 to 4 years of age.
The purposes of developmental assessment depend on the age of the child. For a newborn, testing may detect neurologic problems, such as cerebral palsy. For an infant, testing often serves to reassure parents or to identify the nature of problems early enough hopefully to treat them. Later in childhood, testing can help delineate academic and social problems, again, hopefully in time to remedy them.
- Test, glucose tolerance
Malabsorption syndrome Insulinoma (an insulin-producing tumor) Addison disease (adrenocortical insufficiency) Hypopituitarism (underactivity of the pituitary gland) Hypothyroidism (underactivity of the thyroid gland) Since the dose of glucose is taken by mouth, the test is sometimes called an oral glucose tolerance test.
- Test, inkblot
A test used in clinical psychology and psychiatry involving inkblots. The inkblots are used to determine what a person perceives (reads into) in the enigmatic and highly ambiguous shapes. Ten standardized blots are shown one at a time to a subject and their responses are recorded. The Rorschach test became a common psychological test and […]
- Test, nerve conduction
Nerve conduction velocity test.
- Test, NSE
neuroblastoma, small cell lung cancer, medullary thyroid cancer, carcinoid tumors, endocrine tumors of the pancreas, and melanoma. Studies of NSE as a tumor marker have concentrated primarily on patients with neuroblastoma and small cell lung cancer. Measurement of NSE levels in patients with these two diseases can provide information about the extent of the disease […]
- Test, Pap
A screening test for cervical cancer based on the examination of cells under the microscope. The cells are collected from the cervix, smeared on a slide and specially stained to reveal premalignant (before cancer) and malignant (cancer) changes as well as changes due to noncancerous conditions such as inflammation from infections. Also called a Pap […]