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Clinical Laboratory Test:
vital signs — temperature

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Clinical test temperature is a measure of the body's core temperature, which is typically taken from the mouth, ear, or rectum. It is usually obtained by using a thermometer, which is a device that measures temperature. The thermometer is placed in the patient's mouth, ear, or rectum for a few minutes to get an accurate reading. The temperature is then recorded and used to assess the patient's health.

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  • body temperature
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Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Temperature
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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: