[ih-lis-uh, e-lee-suh] /ɪˈlɪs ə, ɛˈli sə/

a female given name, form of .
[ih-lahy-zuh, -suh] /ɪˈlaɪ zə, -sə/
Medicine/Medical. a sensitive diagnostic test for past or current exposure to an infectious agent, as the AIDS virus: a sample of blood is added to proteins from the agent, and any antibodies that combine with the proteins, indicating a history of infection, are detected by adding a test antibody linked to an enzyme that causes a color change.
Biology, Medicine/Medical. any similar test using proteins as a probe for the identification of antibodies or antigens.
noun acronym
enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an immunological technique for accurately measuring the amount of a substance, for example in a blood sample

ELISA (ĭ-lī’zə, -sə)
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; a sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific protein, especially an antigen or antibody.
enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay


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