What are the advantages and disadvantages of bioassays?

asked Oct 21, 2017 in Pharmacy by washington (2,037 points)
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answered Oct 22, 2017 by sivannarayana (2,271 points)

Bioassays advantages and disadvantages

A. Advantages:

  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity
  • The bioassays are the convincing and economic methods for determining endogenous substances of pharmacological, toxicological and physiological.
  • The actual biological activity of the chemical substances can be determined by bioassays.
  • Qualitative variations can be determined by the bioassay and the traces of other substance can also determined by bioassay those not possible in chemical tests.

B. Disadvantages:

  • Less accuracy or precision
  • Time consuming process
  • The biological assays are expensive
  • Quantitative accuracy is less than that of chemical assay
  • Errors occur due to variation in techniques and interpretation by different operations
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