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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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Perioperative parathyroid hormone assay for diagnosis and management of postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia.
A quick intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay in the surgical management of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a study of 206 consecutive cases.
The use of rapid parathyroid hormone assay in predicting postoperative hypocalcemia after total or completion thyroidectomy.
Intraoperative parathyroid aspiration and parathyroid hormone assay as an alternative to frozen section for tissue identification.
The foremost fundamental requirement for improving the comparability of GH and IGF-I assay methods is to use a single universally accepted standard for each hormone assay.
Kinetic analysis of the rapid intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay in patients during operation for hyperparathyroidism.
Blume went on to say: "DGI is currently developing a new form of the growth hormone assay which utilizes computer models predicated on the 3-D structure of its growth hormone peptide reporters.
With the release of OPTIMATE(TM), ICG provides dog breeders and their veterinarians the most comprehensive system of canine ovulation timing products which also includes the Status-LH(TM) Canine Luteinizing Hormone Assay, Status-Pro(TM) Canine Progesterone Assay, and ICG's Laboratory Testing Service for Canine Reproductive Hormones.
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy can be 98% successful when a technetium sestamibi scan is used together with ultrasound to localize parathyroid adenomas and a quick parathyroid hormone assay is used during surgery to detect if the proper gland or glands have been removed.