detection limit


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detection limit

[di′tek·shən ‚lim·ət]
(analytical chemistry)
In chemical analysis, the minimum amount of a particular component that can be determined by a single measurement with a stated confidence level.
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With this new tandem GCMS technology (also known as GC/MS/MS or triple quadrupole GCMS), GC-ECD detection limits are possible.
This unusual property can have significant implications for inference about the population geometric mean when the data in the sample is left-censored due to a detection limit.
In the first approach, minimum detection limits are defined by the monitoring defect, and the standard deviation is defined by the difference between the monitoring and critical defects.
However, the baseline noise increased apparently when the applied voltage exceeded 25 kV, which can make the detection limits deteriorate.
However, there would be low detection limits if there are small amounts of the biomarker as the fluorescent light would not be clear.
A discussion of some of the recent developments in biosensors follows, addressing the challenges related to detection limit, detection time, and specificity.
The extremely low detection limit of the new assay indicates that environmental samples, which may contain cell culture inhibitory substances and are routinely subjected to crude separation steps such as low-speed centrifugation before analyses, can be diluted by several orders of magnitude to dilute inhibitors while maintaining the viral load at detectable levels.
Designed for ultrapure water applications in the pharmaceutical, microelectronics and power industries, it is a reagentless system with a detection limit of 0.
Selected Aroclors in transformer oil were analyzed by GC-ECD to determine a detection limit of PCBs, as Aroclors, in the transformer oil.
3 ppb - below the official California detection limit.
5 kilograms of brain or spinal cord from a cow with BSE just below the detection limit.

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