diagnostic assay

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Noun1.diagnostic assay - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
cloze procedure, cloze test - a test for diagnosing reading ability; words are deleted from a prose passage and the reader is required to fill in the blanks
faecal occult test, fecal occult test, stool test - a test performed at home in which you collect specimens of your stool that are tested for traces of blood; used to detect colorectal cancers
GI series - diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray
glucose tolerance test - test of the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates; used in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus
Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear test - a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer
PKU test - a test of newborn infants for phenylketonuria
Queckenstedt's test - a test to determine whether there is a blockage of the spinal canal
radioactive iodine test - test of thyroid function in which the patient is given an oral dose of radioactive iodine-131
Rubin test - test to determine the patency or occlusion of the Fallopian tubes
skin test - any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin
tissue typing - a series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible
vital capacity - the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new companion diagnostic assay that can reveal whether a patient with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is likely to respond to a new form of treatment.
FDA approval of a new diagnostic assay for the detection of antibodies to HIV types 1 and/or 2 (anti-HIV-1 and anti-HIV-2).
CAMBRIDGE, England -- Lab21 Limited, the global specialist in personalised medicine and clinical diagnostics, has entered into an agreement with one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies to develop, manufacture and distribute a new companion diagnostic assay for the detection of specific mutations in colorectal cancer samples to select patients for the partner's therapeutic monoclonal antibody.
For each we examine the technology, development process, market penetration and projected market for each diagnostic assay through 2020.
The new VENTANA ALK IHC companion diagnostic assay brins a highly effective, standardized, and cost-efficient testing method to patients and lab professionals for the evaluation of ALK protein expression.
Therefore, a rapid diagnostic assay was developed to discriminate between HPAI and LPAI subtype H5 viruses by 1-step real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with melting curve analysis.
Cambridge-based Eutropics Pharmaceuticals with the National Cancer Institute signed a contract for developing its diagnostic assay for cancer treatments in patients with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, (AML).
Because smallpox vaccination was recently shown to induce a strong vaccinia virus-specific CD8(+) CTL- and IFN-[gamma]-producing T cells detectable by more cumbersome research laboratory methods (cytotoxic, proliferative, or ELISPOT assays) (8,9), we evaluated the feasibility of an easy, rapid and sensitive assay to monitor T-cell responses after recent vaccination against smallpox the assay can potentially be used as a routine diagnostic assay.
But his preliminary studies indicate that a simple diagnostic assay for the disease may be on the horizon.
The Company's diagnostic product portfolio consists of the first-ever validated microRNA diagnostic assay for pancreatic cancer, quantitative RNA tests for leukemia gene translocations, innovative genetic testing solutions for the fragile X mental retardation (FMR1) gene, Signature[R] Oncology products for the qualitative detection of gene translocations and mutations in a variety of hematological and solid tumors, RNA stabilization technologies, and industry-leading controls and standards engineered using its patented Armored RNA[R] technology.
Fujirebio Diagnostics, a world leader in cancer diagnostics and biomarker assays, announced today it has acquired American Biological Technologies, the Seguin, Texas-based manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic assay controls and calibrators.
Under the terms of the agreement, Asuragen will apply the information gained from an expression signature identified by Merck's oncology research program to the development of a diagnostic assay for use in Merck's cancer clinical trials and to potentially form the basis for commercial companion diagnostic tests for oncology therapies.

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