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electrochemiluminescence

, electrochemoluminescence (ē-lek″trō-kēm″ĭ-loo″mĭ-nes′ĕns) (ē-lek″trō-kēm″ō-loo″mĭ-nes′ĕns)
The production of visible light by an electrochemical reaction in which molecules, after becoming electronically excited, release visible electromagnetic energy when they return to their relaxed state. Electrochemiluminescence is used in laboratory science as a means of measuring the concentration of specific chemicals in solution. Light-emitting molecules that commonly bind to the chemical of interest are introduced into the solution, and the amount of light given off by the “labeled” or “tagged” chemical is measured.
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The use of enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, PCR, or electrochemoluminescence assays may be useful to identify whether exotoxins are present within the oysters during anoxic events and to determine the levels at which they are present.
The assays for the determination of cTnT include the ES-system (Boehringer Mannheim), which has been on the market for several years (9), and the new randomaccess electrochemoluminescence system (Elecsys, Boehringer Mannheim) (10).