Definition of immunoelectrophoresis in English:


Line breaks: im¦muno|electro¦phor¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmjʊnəʊɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)fəˈriːsɪs
, ɪˌmjuːnəʊ-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A technique for the identification of proteins in serum or other fluid by electrophoresis and subsequent immunodiffusion.
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    • The diagnosis is confirmed by serum and/or protein immunoelectrophoresis, which reveals an increased amount of immunoglobulin gamma heavy chain not associated with light chain.
    • The immunoglobulin type can be determined by immunoelectrophoresis or immunofixation electrophoresis.
    • Isoelectric focusing (or crossed immunoelectrophoresis and starch gel electrophoresis in early reports) was considered the ‘gold standard’ for phenotyping.

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