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immunoassay

[ im-yuh-noh-uh-sey, -as-ey, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ əˈseɪ, -ˈæs eɪ, ɪˌmyu- /
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noun

any laboratory method for detecting a substance by using an antibody reactive with it.

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Origin of immunoassay

First recorded in 1955–60; immuno- + assay

OTHER WORDS FROM immunoassay

im·mu·no·as·say·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for immunoassay

immunoassay
/ (ˌɪmjʊnəʊˈæseɪ) /

noun

immunol a technique of identifying a substance by its ability to bind to an antibody

Derived forms of immunoassay

immunoassayist, noun
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Medical definitions for immunoassay

immunoassay
[ ĭm′yə-nō-ăsā, 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.immunochemical assay
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Scientific definitions for immunoassay

immunoassay
[ ĭm′yə-nō-ăsā, ĭ-myōō′- ]

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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