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test of genuineness for gold; not destructive of genuine metal. [Assaying: Brewer Dictionary, 7]
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FDA Licenses Nucleic Acid Tests Usage for Screening Hepatitis
Nucleic acid tests like the COBAS AmpliScreen HIV-1 and HCV Tests, can reduce the "window period" of detection for HIV-1 from 22 days to between 13 and 15 days,
Nucleic acid tests utilize state-of-the-art technologies that allow laboratories to assay for the presence of infectious agents (virus or bacteria) by measuring the amount of the pathogens genetic material (DNA or RNA) in a patient's blood.
Nucleic acid tests such as the Roche COBAS AmpliScreen assays detect viral material in the blood.
A number of samples from the property have been subjected to carefully controlled ascorbic acid tests which indicate that between 90% and 95% of the nickel is in sulphide form.
The results of a previous study by Bio-Tech Imaging that will be presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Toronto this month indicate that the Bio-Tech Imaging lab tests may be able to detect effects of antiretroviral drugs in patients that cannot be detected by plasma nucleic acid tests (NAT) which are the current gold standard for monitoring HIV-infected patients.