A member asked:

What is an lal assay? how does it detect endotoxic shock?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Limulus lysate: This is a historic, semiquantitative assay for endotoxin using cells ("amebocytes") from the sac around the heart of a horseshoe crab. In clinical medicine, it's usually moot as if there's any suspicion of sepsis, the patient will be treated aggressively regardless of the results of this curious lab test.

Answered 6/1/2015

2.8k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What is c-peptide assay test in diabetes?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

When would one need a giardia lamblia antigen assay?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers