Definition of reagent
: a substance used (as in detecting or measuring a component, in preparing a product, or in developing photographs) because of its chemical or biological activity
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But most tests rely on antibodies that bind fungal proteins or reading nucleic acids to identify fungi by their genes, thus requiring sterile labs and refrigerated reagents that doctors and farmers in developing countries often don’t have access to.
A sensor is inserted into the small LeadCare unit and the blood-reagent mix is added to the sensor.
First the liquid sample is mixed with a liquid reagent.
Reid argued that this price only covered reagents, and would also include lower depth of coverage (e.g. 25X for Illumina).
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Definition of reagent for English Language Learners
chemistry : a substance that is used to test for the presence of another substance by causing a chemical reaction with it
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