critical limit

critical limit

the upper or lower boundary of a laboratory test result that indicates a life-threatening value.

crit·i·cal lim·it

(krit'i-kăl lim'it)
The upper or lower boundary of a laboratory test result that indicates a life-threatening value.
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If the damage resulting from exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic waves has exceeded a critical limit, the consequences may be inescapable.
Mike Olley, Broad Street Manager, said: "The number of SEV's located on Broad Street and in the city centre is at a critical limit.
The current level of foreign currency reserves represents the minimum and critical limit," the bank said on its website on Saturday.
In 2009, the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) officially recognized the utility of MS(7 as an indicator of viral contamination from sewage and established a critical limit of 50 pfu/100 g of MSC, The MSC results in Figure 8 demonstrate that even though the mean MSC level of 46 pfu/ 100 g at the projected 1,000:1 dilution line is below the ISSC critical limit for MSC, there are times of the year when the critical limit is exceeded at the projected 1,000:1 line.
It will cover both welding and mechanical fastening, along with critical limit states and design criteria.
The first concerns the special Schwarzschild case of a black hole with its critical limit of gravitational collapse.
We determined critical limit (>95% certainty that analyte is undetectable by this assay) and detection limit (>95% certainty that analyte is detectable by this assay), by International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry-recommended procedures (25), by using 10 replicates of blanks and 20 replicates of low-analyte concentrations above blank [25(OH)[D.
As with the ASTM B117 test, low-frequency impedance value of System 1 drops below the critical limit after 1500 h; however, the drop in the case of System 2 is delayed by 5000 h (Fig.
The formal sector buys the intermediate good and is held responsible if the level of pollution in the country shoots up beyond a critical limit.
If the accreting star continues to gain mass it will reach a critical limit and the whole star will explode and a supernova will occur," said Wilson.
He maintained that fake and false medical reports would be prepared to get these people out who were involved in countrys biggest ever scam which depleted the national bourse to almost a critical limit, resulted in worst ever stock market crisis.