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

any laboratory method for detecting a substance by using an antibody reactive with it.
(immunol) a technique of identifying a substance by its ability to bind to an antibody

immunoassay im·mu·no·as·say (ĭm’yə-nō-ās’ā, ĭ-myōō’-)
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. Also called immunochemical assay.
(ĭm’yə-nō-ās’ā, ĭ-my’-)
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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