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Definition of "immunoassay" [immunoassay]

  • A laboratory technique that makes use of the binding between an antigen and its homologous antibody in order to identify and quantify the specific antigen or antibody in a sample. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immunoassay" in a sentence
  • "By swabbing the walls with this immunoassay kit , of course!"
  • "For about $80, you can get an EIA (or enzyme immunoassay), which determines whether your blood contains antibodies to hepatitis C. Doctors normally confirm a positive test result with a second antibody test called RIBA."
  • "Signs were frequently up, in bright neon colors, asking for young men and women to drink alcohol and give blood for an immunoassay, drink alcohol and enter a driving simulator, drink alcohol and take a quiz."
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