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Limit

1. The maximum amount of price change a futures contract is allowed to undergo on a given trading day. Limits are mandated by the exchanges on which futures contracts trade, and exist in order to reduce volatility in the market. It is also called a trading limit.

2. The maximum number of transactions in commodities that an individual may make on an exchange on a given trading day. Limits are mandated either by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or by the exchanges on which commodity contracts trade. It is also called a trading limit.

3. See: Limit order.
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The limit of detection was calculated at 20 ng, regardless of the concentration of NBA.
The performance characteristics that should be validated will vary depending on the purpose of the procedure and may include accuracy (precision and bias), limit of detection, limit of quantitation, linearity, working range, and selectivity.
The plot of P/B vs U shows a sharp decrease in P/B, which is an important factor in the limit of detection, as the overvoltage decreases toward unity.
Alternatively, a false positive may be defined as a result indicating that a drug is present even when a confirmatory method with a lower limit of detection for all compounds present indicates the compounds in question are undetectable.
Unless the WBC count exceeds the lower limit of detection for the RBC count, any interference from the WBC would not be reported in the RBC count.
The PCR, like any method based on direct detection of the parasite, does have a shortcoming: the amount of specimen processed determines the limit of detection.
1,3,8-10,13,14) Currently, the goal of antiviral therapy is to reduce the HCV viral load and, in particular, to reduce it below the limit of detection.
Polycarbonate manufacturers were aware of their plastic's potential to shed BPA, but they considered safe any release below their general limit of detection -- roughly 10 parts per billion, the researchers note in the June ENDOCRINOLOGY.
The assay, which is the first test to be launched on the group's Meritas platform, shows a limit of detection of 19pg/ml of whole blood and has a variation of 10% at 36pg/ml, corresponding to the 99th percentile of the reference population.
The company said that all 14 patients in the trail were found to have circulating interferon Alpha-2b levels below the bioassay's lower limit of detection (6.
This delivers enhanced sensitivity from a stronger signal with lower relative standard deviation at the limit of detection.