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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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PCR is a technique that enables, in a test tube, the amplification of any desired specific sequence of DNA from almost any biological source to assayable quantities in a matter of hours.
The polymerase chain reaction is not a method of analysis in itself; it is a means of obtaining assayable quantities of DNA sequences from often limited source material and also speeds up the process of generating data.
Although our main study did not address the question of folate trapping, we evaluated in a pilot study whether use of an ascorbic acid diluent previously degassed with nitrogen or stirring the hemolysate for 1 h in an open container exposed to air would affect assayable folate by either LC/MS/MS or the microbiologic assay.
5, which favors their conversion to assayable folate.
Study I(a) involved an investigation of assayable RCF concentration, comparing the use of AA at pH 2.
That allowing deconjugation to proceed for an excess of time, which would allow assayable folate concentration to plateau, is synonymous with ensuring complete deconjugation;