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immunoassay

Syllabification: im·mu·no·as·say
Pronunciation: /ˌimyənōˈasā, iˌmyo͞o-
 
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Definition of immunoassay in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A procedure for detecting or measuring specific proteins or other substances through their properties as antigens or antibodies: these general principles can be applied to all immunoassays the uses of immunoassay in industry
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  • This has important applications in protein chromatography, immunoassays for medical diagnostic tests, development of biosensors, biotechnology, and biocatalysis.
  • Enzyme immunoassays for detecting chlamydial antigen and direct nucleic acid probe assays are the most widely used tests and can evaluate large numbers of samples.
  • In medical diagnostics, solid-phase immunoassays are used where immunoglobulins are immobilized on a substrate, which then form sandwichlike complexes with antigens.

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