NOTE: The TET provides an estimate of aerobic capacity for walking on a grade in an environmentally
controlled laboratory. Therefore, TET results do not correlate with the ability to
perform several other types of exertional activities and do not provide an estimate
of the ability to perform throughout a workday activities required for gainful work
in all possible work environments. A TET (or other ECG modality) is not to be relied
on as the sole basis for rejecting a claim. You must consider other signs, symptoms,
laboratory findings, treating source opinions, environmental restrictions, susceptibility
to psychological stress, or other evidence that may establish the claimant's disability.
See DI 32594.020A.5.c. for a complete discussion of evaluating test results.