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a rigorous or crucial appraisal

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In Japan, Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) will reach a market size of US$96.5 Million by the close of the analysis period.
"This is going to be an acid test," Appleby (right) said yesterday.
The club's feeling is that it's been far too long since we've won the league, and that's what I see as the acid test. My goal is to try to put a team in place over the next three years that will allow us to do that.
The genetic types of hyperoxaluria (type I and type II) can be determined from the organic acid test done at the Great Plains Laboratory.
13 October 2014 - US molecular diagnostics maker Nanosphere Inc (NASDAQ:NSPH) said Monday the US FDA had granted 510(k) approval to its Verigene Enteric Pathogens (EP) nucleic acid test, which now includes additional viral targets.
Hodgson's opposite number Joachim Low will hand a host of fringe players an "acid test" against England after rejecting claims his much-changed Germany line-up is a marK of disrespect.
"I have no doubt in my mind the acid test is tomorrow."
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance permitting Northbrook, IL-based Nanosphere to market its CYP2C19 Nucleic Acid Test on the automated sample-to-result Verigene[R] System.
He has been impressive in winning both his races so far and this is the acid test."
Pass the acid test with flying colours WHAT 9 soil conditions will my hydrangeas prefer?
London, Apr 27 ( ANI ): Veteran soccer star, Peter Shilton has said Monday's Manchester Derby would be an 'acid test' for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
* FORMER England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio believes the real acid test of Stuart Lancaster's reign as head coach will be this summer's tour of South Africa.
I've not seen or studied these latest figures in detail yet but migration of working age people is the acid test in the real world.
IF Big Country are about to take the acid test, expect them to be officially verified as pure gold.
WOLVES 1 Fletcher (88) NEWCASTLE 2 Ba (17), Gutierrez (38) NEWCASTLE manager Alan Pardew believes his side's next match will provide the acid test for what can be achieved at St James' Park this season.