Oh, I see. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! You think that you can get an MRI scan anywhere other than in a medical clinic or hospital? You can get an MRI done at your local butcher, I suppose. You have one in your backyard shed perhaps? Of course an MRI is a clinical procedure, you twit. As are many of the other tests you copy&pasted. Well that seals the fact you have no idea what you're talking about. Stop pretending otherwise, please. By definition, a clinical test is one performed in a clinic. That's the derivation of the term. Am I moving too quickly for you? The term clinic, in this instance, refers to any medical establishment, such as a hospital, GP's office, day clinic etc. It includes routine things like BP and blood samples (which can also be performed outside the clinical setting) up to complex things like MRI scans. They are all tests performed in a clinic, hence the term "clinical test". Dude.