fluorescent antibody technique
Either of two techniques used to test for antigen with a fluorescent antibody: direct, in which immunoglobulin conjugated with a fluorescent dye is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen; or indirect, in which unlabeled immunoglobulin is added to tissue and combines with a specific antigen, after which the antigen-antibody complex may be labeled with a fluorescent antibody.
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- fluorescence-activated cell sorter,
- fluorescent antinuclear antibody test,
- fluorescent lamp,
- fluorescent microscope,
- fluorescent screen,
- fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test
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