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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
immunoassay, immunochemical assay - identification of a substance (especially a protein) by its action as an antigen; "PSA in the blood can be measured with an immunochemical assay"
pregnancy test - a physiological test to determine whether a woman is pregnant
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The Anda and Bolinao governments were sent red tide advisories by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Saturday (April 27) after bio-assay tests confirmed the presence of toxins generated by algal blooms, said Remely Lachica, senior aquaculturist of the BFAR Ilocos regional office.
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Tests were studied with the micro ELISA method in Etimax 3000 device; a second generation bio-assay (Diasorin) was used for HBsAg, a third generation bio-assay (Diasorin) for anti-HCV, and a fourth generation bio-assay (Diasorin) for HIV.
What they came up with were methods to identify good quality products from bad products, and even adulterated products, using commonly available analytical techniques and a bio-assay called Gene Microarray Assay to screen the products.
I-deficient substrate plasmas depleted of protein C raise the sensitivity of the factor VII bio-assay to activated factor VII: an international study.