Glossary

Assay

February 27, 2012

A laboratory test or technique to identify and/or measure the amount of a particular substance in a sample, or for determining characteristics such as composition, purity, activity and weight. Used to determine whether compounds (drugs, chemicals, etc.) have the desired effect either in a living organism, outside an organism, or in an artificial environment. A test method for determining the presence, quantity or efficacy or a test substance.
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