Cartoon showing the influence of the Subtract method into the standard samples.

<p>Background noise calculated as the geometric mean of the blank controls is shown as a horizontal dashed line. (A) Standard curve plotting the MFI in the <u><b>original scale</b></u> as a function of concentration; (B) Standard curve plotting the MFI in the <u><b>original scale</b></u> as a function of concentration <u><b>after subtracting</b></u> the MFI of the blank control from all standard samples; (C) Standard curve plotting the MFI in the <u><b>log10 scale</b></u> as a function of concentration; and (D) Standard curve plotting the MFI in the <u><b>log10 scale</b></u> as a function of concentration <u><b>after subtracting</b></u> the MFI of the blank control from all standard samples.</p>