UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.  )*

Intest Inc. 
(Name of Issuer)
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Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)
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461147100
(CUSIP Number)
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Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this 
statement / /.  (A fee is not required only if the filing 
person:  (1) has a previous statement on file reporting 
beneficial ownership of more than five percent of the class 
of securities described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no 
amendment subsequent thereto reporting beneficial ownership 
of five percent or less of such class.)  (See Rule 13d-7).

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a 
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect 
to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent 
amendment containing information which would alter the 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page 
shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 
18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or 
otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the 
Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act 
(however, see the Notes).


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Cusip 461147100                              Page 2 of 9
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1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
S.S. or I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

Brinson Partners, Inc.
36-3664388
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2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

a 	/ /
b	/ /
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3
SEC USE ONLY
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4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware corporation
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NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 
WITH
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5
SOLE VOTING POWER
- -0-
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6
SHARED VOTING POWER
490,500 shares
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7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
- -0-
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8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
490,500 shares
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9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
490,500 shares
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10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN 
SHARES*
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11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
8.2%
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12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

IA CO
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* SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!


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Cusip 461147100                              Page 3 of 9
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1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
S.S. or I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

Brinson Holdings, Inc.
36-3670610
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2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

a 	/ /
b	/ /
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3
SEC USE ONLY
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4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware corporation
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NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 
WITH
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5
SOLE VOTING POWER
- -0-
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6
SHARED VOTING POWER
490,500 shares
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7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
- -0-
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8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
490,500 shares
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9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
490,500 shares (see item 4 hereof).
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10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN 
SHARES*
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11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
8.2%
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12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

HC CO
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* SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!


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Cusip 461147100                              Page 4 of 9
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1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
S.S. or I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

SBC Holding (USA), Inc.
13-3506524
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2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

a / / 
b / /
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3
SEC USE ONLY
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4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware corporation
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NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 
WITH
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5
SOLE VOTING POWER
- -0-
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6
SHARED VOTING POWER
490,500 shares
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7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
- -0-
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8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
490,500 shares
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9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
490,500 shares
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10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN 
SHARES*
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11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
8.2%
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12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

HC CO
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* SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
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Cusip 461147100                              Page 5 of 9
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1
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
S.S. or I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NO. OF ABOVE PERSON

Swiss Bank Corporation
13-5424347
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2
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP*

a  / /
b  / /
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3
SEC USE ONLY
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4
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Swiss banking corporation
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NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON 
WITH
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5
SOLE VOTING POWER
- -0-
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6
SHARED VOTING POWER
490,500 shares
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7
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
- -0-
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8
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
490,500 shares
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9
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
490,500 shares
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10
CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN 
SHARES*
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11
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
8.2%
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12
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON*

HC CO

* SEE INSTRUCTION BEFORE FILLING OUT!
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Cusip 461147100                              Page 6 of 9
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Item 1(a) Name of Issuer:
Intest Inc. (the "Company")
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Item 1(b) Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
2 Pin Oak Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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Item 2(a) Name of Person Filing:
Brinson Partners, Inc.("BPI"), Brinson Holdings, Inc. 
("BHI"), SBC Holding (USA), Inc. ("SBCUSA") and Swiss Bank 
Corporation ("SBC").
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Item 2(b) Address of Principal Business:
BPI and BHI's principal business office is located at:
209 South LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois  60604-1295
SBCUSA's principal business office is located at:
222 Broadway, New York, NY  10038
SBC's principal business office is located at:
Aeschenplatz 6 CH-4002
Basel, Switzerland
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Item 2(c) Citizenship:
Incorporated by reference to Item 4 of the cover pages.
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Item 2(d) Title of Class of Securities:
Common Stock (the "Common Stock")
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Item 2(e) CUSIP Number:
461147100
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Item 3 Type of Person Filing:
BPI is an Investment Adviser registered under section 203 of 
the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Each of BHI, SBCUSA and 
SBC is a Parent Holding Company in accordance with section 
240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
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Item 4 Ownership:
Incorporated by reference to Items 5-11 of the cover pages.
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Item 5 Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
Not Applicable
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Item 6 Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of 
Another Person:
Accounts managed on a discretionary basis by BPI have the 
right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of 
dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Common 
Stock.  No account holds more than 5 percent of the 
outstanding Common Stock.
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Item 7 Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary 
Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent 
Holding Company:
See item 3 above
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Cusip 461147100                              Page 7 of 9
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Item 8 Identification and Classification of Member of the 
Group:
Not Applicable
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Item 9 Notice of Dissolution of Group:
Not Applicable
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Item 10 Certification:
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge 
and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in 
the ordinary course of business and were not acquired for the 
purpose of and do not have the effect of changing or 
influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and 
were not acquired in connection with or as a participant in 
any transaction having such purposes or effect.
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SIGNATURE
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and 
belief, I certify that the information set forth in this 
statement is true, complete and correct.

Date:  February 11, 1998

Brinson Partners, Inc.
Brinson Holdings, Inc.

By:/s/ Mark F. Kemper     
Mark F. Kemper
Assistant Secretary of the above Companies


SBC Holding (USA), Inc.

By:  /s/Mario Cueni         By:/s/ Mike Daly      
Mario Cueni                 Mike Daly
Secretary                   Treasurer


Swiss Bank Corporation

By: /s/ Martin Weber         By:/s/ Mario Cueni    
Martin Weber                 Mario Cueni
Legal Adviser                Managing Director
                             Legal Adviser
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Cusip 461147100                              Page 8 of 9
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INDEX TO EXHIBITS
EXHIBIT 1 - AGREEMENT TO MAKE A JOINT FILING
EXHIBIT 2 - DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
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EXHIBIT 1
AGREEMENT TO MAKE A JOINT FILING

Brinson Partners, Inc., Brinson Holdings, Inc., SBC Holding 
(USA) Inc., and Swiss Bank Corporation each agrees that this 
Schedule 13G (including all amendments thereto) is filed by 
and on behalf of each such party.

Date:  February 11, 1998

Brinson Partners, Inc.
Brinson Holdings, Inc.

By:/s/ Mark F. Kemper     
Mark F. Kemper
Assistant Secretary of the above Companies


SBC Holding (USA), Inc.

By:  /s/Mario Cueni         By:/s/ Mike Daly      
Mario Cueni                 Mike Daly
Secretary                   Treasurer


Swiss Bank Corporation

By: /s/ Martin Weber         By:/s/ Mario Cueni    
Martin Weber                 Mario Cueni
Legal Adviser                Managing Director
                             Legal Adviser
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Cusip 461147100                              Page 9 of 9
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EXHIBIT 2
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

I, Samuel W. Anderson, as Vice President and Secretary of 
Brinson Holdings, Inc. and Brinson Partners, Inc. 
(collectively the "Companies"), hereby delegate to Mark F. 
Kemper, as Assistant Secretary to the Companies, all necessary 
power and authority to execute, on behalf of the Companies, 
the following regulatory filings which the Companies may from 
time to time be obligated to file:  Securities and Exchange 
Commission Forms 13F, 13G, 13D, 3, 4, and 5; Department of the 
Treasury International Capital Form S, and any other forms 
required in connection therewith.

Effective February 15, 1993


/s/  Samuel W. Anderson         
Samuel W. Anderson
Vice President and Secretary