[im-yuh-noh-uh-sey, -as-ey, ih-myoo-]
- any laboratory method for detecting a substance by using an antibody reactive with it.
Origin of immunoassay
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- immunol a technique of identifying a substance by its ability to bind to an antibody
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- 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.immunochemical assay
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- 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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