Definition : Substances intended to detect and/or measure, in some cases producing or modifying other substances, a specific analyte of interest (e.g., enzymes, hormones). Substances used as reagents must be sufficiently pure to appropriately perform a specific analytical test. Reagents are typically used in the clinical laboratory for clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, hematology, microbiology (e.g., culture), infectious immunology, and molecular biology (e.g., nucleic acid technology) tests.
Entry Terms : "In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Reagents" , "IVD (In Vitro Diagnostic) Reagents"
UMDC code : 17027