positive/positiver

English translation: to confirm or to make the tests positive

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French term or phrase:positive/positiver
English translation:to confirm or to make the tests positive
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20:16 Dec 26, 2016
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry
French term or phrase: positive/positiver
Hello all,

Here is the context:

Le dosage de l’oxycodone n’est pas compliqué en LC-MS/MS. Elle positive la plupart des tests immunochimiques.

I'm familiar with "positiver in the sense of "to think positively" or "to be optimistic," but I'm not sure what it means here.

Does this type of assay (LC-MS/MS) "confirm" most immunochemical tests? Something else?

Thanks!
Denise Pavao
United States
Local time: 21:37
to confirm or to make the tests positive
Explanation:
Rather common
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Drmanu49
France
Local time: 03:37
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Thank you Dr Manu - and thank you for all the help you have provided to me this past year!
Happy New Year!
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4 +2to confirm or to make the tests positive
Drmanu49


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to confirm or to make the tests positive


Explanation:
Rather common

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 03:37
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4265
Grading comment
Thank you Dr Manu - and thank you for all the help you have provided to me this past year!
Happy New Year!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for confirming - I appreciate your quick response to my question!


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agree  blkh
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