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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Agilent reported on Wednesday that it has received CE Mark certification for use 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 KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), an anti-PD-1 therapy.
Avant Diagnostics' OvaDx immuno-oncology diagnostic assay is a protein-based test, potentially representing an improvement in the screening and diagnosis for ovarian cancer.
NanoString Technologies Inc declared that it has inked a collaboration deal with Merck, (known as MSD outside the US and Canada), through a subsidiary, for the development and commercialization of a novel diagnostic assay to predict response to Keytruda (pembrolizumab), Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy.
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.
com/healthcare for a comprehensive listing of information on diagnostic assay materials, medical membranes, filter devices and kit packs.
But his preliminary studies indicate that a simple diagnostic assay for the disease may be on the horizon.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 20, 2016-Hologic passes US FDA emergency use approval for its new diagnostic assay for Zika virus infection
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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.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 6, 2016-Foundation Medicine partners with AstraZeneca for Lynparza companion diagnostic assay
M2 PHARMA-June 6, 2016-Foundation Medicine partners with AstraZeneca for Lynparza companion diagnostic assay

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