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In vitro medical assay
A measurement procedure undertaken on a biological specimen which measures the quantity of the biomarker (see below) intended to be measured; i.e. the measurand.
- Two-site immunoenzymatic (“sandwich”) assay using electrochemiluminescence detection for cardiac Troponin (cTn) measurement
- Cation exchange chromatography or boronate affinity chromatography or by a latex agglutination immunoassay measured HbA1c
In vitro medical test
In vitro medical tests or testing strategies utilize laboratory assays of biomarkers in a
specific clinical context and for a specific clinical purpose (see below), in a
specific patient population.
- Serial cTn testing for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with symptoms of acute chest pain.
as a monitoring test to assess treatment effect in type 1 or type 2 diabetic