Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The principle of the test is as follows. When a beam of monochromatic light is allowed to transverse a suspension of microlatex particles to which specific antibodies have been attached by covalent bonding and if the wavelength of the light is much greater than the diameter of the latex particles, the light is only slightly absorbed. In the presenceof the antigen being tested for, the antibody-coated latex particles agglutinate to form aggregates of a diameter greater than the wavelength of the light, more of the latter is absorbed. This increase in light absorption is a function of the antigen level present in the test sample. (Package insert: STA-LIATEST D-DI, Diagnostica Stago, Inc.)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday; Continuously