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limulus amebocyte lysate test
limulus amebocyte lysate test (lĭm′ū-lŭs),
A test used to detect minute quantities of bacterial endotoxins and to test for pyrogens in various materials; it is also used to detect septicemia due to gram-negative bacteria. Limulus amebocyte lysate is formed from the lysed circulating amebocytes of the horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).
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Before using the GA in experiments, the GA was checked for endotoxin presence by Limulus amebocyte lysate test
(E-Toxate Kit; Sigma) following the manufacturer's guidelines.
The Standard Limulus Amebocyte Lysate test
, gel clot method, was used to measure the endotoxin concentrations.
To determine whether the contaminant was endotoxin, we filled Vacutainer Tubes with saline and tested them for endotoxin by the Limulus Amebocyte Lysate test