immunoassay

immunoassay

[im-yuh-noh-uh-sey, -as-ey, ih-myoo-]
noun
any laboratory method for detecting a substance by using an antibody reactive with it.

Origin:
1955–60; immuno- + assay

immunoassayable, adjective
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immunoassay (ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈæseɪ)
 
n
immunol a technique of identifying a substance by its ability to bind to an antibody
 
'immunoassayist
 
n

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immunoassay im·mu·no·as·say (ĭm'yə-nō-ās'ā, ĭ-myōō'-)
n.
A laboratory or clinical technique that uses the specific binding between an antigen and its homologous antibody to identify and quantify a substance in a sample. Also called immunochemical assay.

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immunoassay   (ĭm'yə-nō-ās'ā, ĭ-my'-)  Pronunciation Key 
A laboratory technique that identifies and quantifies (usually in minute amounts) a protein such as a hormone or an enzyme, based on its ability to act as an antigen or antibody in a chemical reaction.
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