carry-over

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car·ry-o·ver

(kar'ē-ō'ver),
The phenomenon by which part of the analyte present in a sample appears to be present in the next or following samples in the same analytic process. This is most noticeable when a sample of low analyte concentration follows one of very high concentration.

carry-over

Etymology: L, carrus, wagon; AS ofer
contamination of a specimen by the previous one (when automated equipment is used).

car·ry-o·ver

(kar'ē-ō'vĕr)
The phenomenon by which part of the analyte present in a sample appears to be present in the next or following samples in the same analytic process. This is most noticeable when a sample of low analyte concentration follows one of very high concentration.

carry-over

The portion of analyte brought from one reaction segment to the next. The accuracy of laboratory test results may be altered by contaminants that are transferred from one reaction to the following one.