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assay

1. 
a. an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
b. (as modifier): an assay office
2. a substance undergoing an analysis
3. a written report on the results of an analysis

assay

[′a‚sā]
(analytical chemistry)
Qualitative or quantitative determination of the components of a material, as an ore or a drug.
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Higher grade samples, subsequent to a standard fire assay, may be assayed a second (or more) time by metallics assaying (screen for metallics).
Depending on the multiplex level, up to 120 samples per hour can be assayed on the system.
All drill core and surface rock samples are assayed at TSL Laboratories in Saskatoon, an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory using standard sample preparation and fire assay procedures.
To date, degraded RNA samples have been reliably assayed only with expensive, low-multiplex qPCR approaches.
A third vein, Vein 4-2B, is relatively flat lying and was assayed at two meter intervals along the drift.