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Clinical Laboratory Test:
body — weight

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Description

Clinical test weight is a measure of a patient's body weight that is obtained in a clinical setting. It is typically measured using a calibrated scale and is used to assess a patient's overall health. The patient is typically asked to stand on the scale with their feet together and their arms at their sides. The scale is then zeroed and the patient's weight is recorded. The patient may also be asked to remove any heavy items such as shoes, jewelry, or a coat before being weighed. The patient's weight is then compared to their ideal body weight to determine if they are underweight, overweight, or at a healthy weight.

Synonyms
  • body mass
  • body weight
Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Weight
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All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: