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assay

noun analysis, ascertainment, assessment, breakdown, calculation, computation, diagnosis, experiment, exploration, measurement, probation, probe, test, test case, verification

assay

verb analyze, ascertain, assess, calculate, commute, diagnose, endeavor, evaluate, experiment, measure, research, test, try, verify, weigh
See also: analysis, attempt, diagnosis, endeavor, experiment, inquiry

ASSAY. A chemical examination of metals, by which the quantity of valuable or precious metal contained in any mineral or metallic mixture is ascertained. 2. By the acts of Congress of March 3, 1823, 3 Story's L. U. S. 1924; of June 25, 1834, 4 Shars. cont. Story's L. U. S. 2373; and of June 28, 1834, Id. 2377, it is made the duty of the secretary of the treasury to cause assays to be made at the mint of the United States, of certain coins made current by the said acts, and to make report of the result thereof to congress.

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Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technology can rapidly screens and quantitatively detects the existing of antigen in a sample, clinically.
Measurement of aflatoxin in Nigerian sera by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
Anti-WNV immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies were determined by using an in-house indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), as previously described (8).
8 percent specificity when compared to conventional 2-3 hour, laboratory enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) tests.
In the current test, called ELISA for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, blood serum is placed in wells containing pieces of the AIDS virus.
Seroprevalences against influenza A viruses, detected by a double-antibody sandwich-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), were 11% in gulls, 16% in coots, and 45% in ducks.
An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed by using cellular fluid and Laguna Negra virus antigens for immunoglobulin M (IgM) detection (MAC-ELISA), and recombinant SNV antigens for IgG detection.
INCSTAR's assay utilizes enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technology which has advantages over the traditional indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) technology.
Samples were initially tested for WNV-reactive antibodies by using an epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (blocking ELISA) (6).
Currently, commonly-used HIV diagnostic tests in China include rapid screening technologies such as Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay ("ELISA") for initial screening, and using other technologies with higher specificity such as Western Blot for definitive diagnosis after the initial screening.
An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA) was used to detect RVFV immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in 26 samples.
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