quantity not sufficient

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quan·ti·ty not suf·fi·cient

(kwahnti-tē not sŭ-fishĕnt)
Charting notation indicating that the amount of specimen submitted to a laboratory is determined to be inadequate to perform test(s) requested.
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of collectors was restricted to 5 8 Weekly meetings were held to examine QNS rate Abbreviation: QNS, quantity not sufficient. Table 2.
Proposing benchmarks for "quantity not sufficient" (QNS) samples is difficult because different functional guidelines are established by some institutions, based upon their local environment and needs.