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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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Microbiological assay for serum, plasma, and red cell folate using cryopreserved, microtiter plate method.
Sensitive EDTA based microbiological assay for the detection of metallo [beta] lactamase in non fermentative Gram negative bacteria.
We even used the microbiological assays to study chemical kinetics.
Quantitation of Vitamins Using Microbiological Assays in Microtiter Formats (Wolfgang Weber, Sabine Mnch, Michael Rychlik, and Sylvia Stengl).
Samples were removed every three hours, heat-treated and treated with conjugase before the microbiological assay was performed.
7,521,201 B2 for using bacteriophages in microbiological assay tests and processes.
Samples were removed every 3 hr, heat-treated and treated with conjugase before the microbiological assay was performed.
We changed this assay into a microbiological assay (MBA) that uses less plasma volume and further modified it for use in determining total TC.

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