viability test


viability test
Test to determine the proportion of living individuals, cells or organisms, in a sample. Viability tests are most commonly performed on cultured cells and usually depend on the ability of living cells to exclude a dye, (an exclusion test), or to specifically take it up (inclusion test).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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