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"quantification" vs. "quantitation"?


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#1 Paja

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:48 AM

Hi,
I wonder if there is any difference betwen words "quantification" and "quantisation"? I understand "quantification" and googled "quantisation", but still no good feeling. I came across these 2 words in diploma theses dealing w. QPCR and I am not sure whether the candidate uses them correctly.
Thank you for help.

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#2 Trof

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:48 AM

Never heard of "quantisation" in qPCR in a meaning like "mRNA quantification". Quantisation as defined on Wikipedia seems like something different than counting the number of template molecules, which is what qPCR is for. Quantisation as I learned is a process of simplyfing some values, like an image of sound compression, so unless it was used in this meaning, I don't think it's used right.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 01:30 AM

as trof already said, these two words refer to different things. and if the candidate is using it under a qPCR context i'd say it's not right. to date, i've never seen in a publication the word quantisation when they actually mean quantification. hope that helps.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:59 PM

i have never come across the term quantisation... i have often confused myself between quantification and quantitation but learnt that both mean the same.. its just the preference of people what they want to use..
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

My boss always says "quantitation".

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 07:05 PM

Quantification; quantization is related to quantum mechanics or maths.




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