Competitive binding assay



competitive binding assay com·pet·i·tive bind·ing assay (kəm-pět’ĭ-tĭv bīn’dĭng)
n.
An assay in which a biologically specific binding agent competes for radioactively labeled or unlabeled compounds, used especially to measure the concentration of hormone receptors in a sample by introducing a radioactively labeled hormone.

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