The targeted compound or element for which an analysis is being executed.
A chemical being tested for in a laboratory test.
A chemical component of a sample to be determined or measured. For example, if the analyte is mercury, the laboratory test will determine the amount of mercury in the sample.
The specific substance to be determined in an assay or analysis
the chemical species being investigated by an analytical method. Usually the identification and/or the amount is to be determined by a separation and estimation technique.
The chemical for which a sample is analyzed
A complex biological component of an enzymatic reaction; a substance that is typically measured in a Biochemical/Metabolic specialty laboratory that is absent, reduced in quantity, or increased in quantity, as a result of an abnormality in a metabolic pathway
The molecule being quantified or analyzed.
A substance being analyzed; in chromatography, a single component (compound) of a mixture.
The part of the sample that the test is designed to find or measure. EXAMPLE: A home pregnancy test measures human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in urine. The analyte is hCG.
A specific chemical moiety being measured, which can be intact drug, biomolecule or its derivative, metabolite, and/or degradation product in a biologic matrix.
The substance measured by a laboratory test, for instance, a specific mutation or allele.
The specific radioisotope measured in a radiochemical analysis. For example, tritium, Sr-90, and U-238 are analytes.
A chemical for which a sample (such as water, air, blood, urine or other substance) is tested. For example, if the analyte is mercury, the laboratory test will determine the amount of mercury in the sample.
An analyte is the sample constituent whose concentration is sought in a chemical analysis.
the substance of interest when performing a quantitative analysis.
the substance which a laboratory test aims to detect. In cholesterol testing, for example, the analyte is cholesterol. In genetic testing, the analyte could be, for example, a specific allele or genetic mutation.
The substance being identified and measured in an analysis.
A targeted compound that is analyzed in a test.
Any molecule that is measured by physical, chemical or biological means.
a sample component whose concentration is being measured (i.e. analyzed). In atomic absorption spectroscopy (AA), this is an element.
A substance that is undergoing analysis or is being measured.
An analyte is a substance or chemical constituent that is determined in an analytical procedure, such as a titration. For instance, in an immunoassay, the analyte may be the ligand or the binder, while in blood glucose testing, the analyte is glucose. In medicine, analyte often refers to the type of test being run on a patient, as the test is usually determining a chemical substance in the human body.