Nominal examination - Dynamic NPU Manual

Nominal examination

Synonym Examination
Definition Process of experimentally obtaining one or more values that can reasonably be attributed to a nominal property
  • Examination of the colour of the patient’s cerebrospinal fluid
  • Sequencing the patient’s HFE-gene.
  • Determination of the specific bacteria in the patient’s blood
  1. Nordin G, Dybkaer R, Forsum U, Fuentes-Arderiu X, Pontet F. Vocabulary on nominal property, examination, and related concepts for clinical laboratory sciences (IFCC-IUPAC Recommendations 2017). Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2017:23.
  2. Ferard G, Dybkaer R, Fuentes-Arderiu X. Compendium of Terminology and Nomenclature of Properties in Clinical Laboratory Sciences : Recommendations 2016. 1 ed: Royal Society of Chemistry; 2016. 182 p. Doi:10.1039/9781782622451.


  • Nominal examination
  • Measurement