immunoperoxidase technique

[ĭm′yə-nō-pə-rŏksĭ-dās′, -dāz′, ĭ-myōō′-]


An enzymatic antigen detection technique that uses horseradish peroxidase to label antigen-antibody complexes in tissues and is commonly used in pathology to demonstrate hormones, unique tissue-specific antigens, structural proteins, tissue enzymes, oncofetal antigens, and microorganisms and viruses.

Nearby words

  1. immunological surveillance,
  2. immunological tolerance,
  3. immunologist,
  4. immunology,
  5. immunopathology,
  6. immunopharmacology,
  7. immunopotentiation,
  8. immunopotentiator,
  9. immunoprecipitation,
  10. immunoproliferative disorder

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