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aliquot

1. Maths of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number
2. consisting of equal quantities
3. an aliquot part
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aliquot

[′al·ə‚kwät]
(chemistry)
A part of a sample that has been divided into exactly equal parts with no remainder.
(mathematics)
A divisor that divides a quantity into equal parts with no remainder.
(medicine)
A representative sample of a larger quantity.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In another setting a laboratory may realize substantial savings in their sample processing operations when the automation system automatically "receives" the samples in the LIS and performs necessary centrifugation, decapping, and aliquoting functions.
Automated systems incorporate barcode reading of primary tubes (collection tubes), decapping, fractionation, aliquoting into predefined secondary tubes or plates, and transfer of barcodes onto secondary tubes.
This is not surprising, since DMF, like automated immunoassay platforms, is automated and software programmable, allowing for integration of operations such as aliquoting, dilution, or IgG blocking as needed in an immunoassay work flow.
Thanks to the standardised aliquoting process it features, Hologic's new Tomcat instrument accommodates multiple sample types concurrently and is able to continuously load and unload samples and consumables.
Typical specimen processing steps that can be automated include centrifugation, decapping, aliquoting, labeling, recapping, and storage.
Aliquoting and recentrifugation of the errant plasmas resulted in the most marked reduction in erroneous results.
The new modular system offers more options in the selection of modules for specific activities, including specimen sorting, centrifugation, decapping, secondary tube labeling and aliquoting, serum volume verification, barcode labeling, and placing tubes in samples racks that originate from a variety of manufacturers.
Serum or plasma was obtained from each sample by centrifuging, pooling, and aliquoting within 45 min of blood collection.
The lower arm position can diminish operator discomfort and fatigue as well as the frequency of rest interruptions for prep protocols requiring multiple aliquoting steps.
The system performs specimen sorting, centrifugation, decapping, secondary tube labeling, serum volume verification, aliquoting, barcode labeling, and placing tubes in sample racks that originate from a variety of manufacturers.