enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


enzyme–linked immunosorbent assay

noun

Definition of ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY

:  an in vitro method for quantifying an antigen or antibody concentration in which the test material is immobilized on a surface and exposed either to a complex of an enzyme linked to an antibody specific for the antigen or an enzyme linked to an antigen specific for the antibody followed by reaction of the enzyme with a substrate to yield a colored product corresponding to the concentration of the test material —called also ELISA

First Known Use of ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY

1976

enzyme–linked immunosorbent assay

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ENZYME–LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY

: a quantitative in vitro test for an antibody or antigen in which the test material is adsorbed on a surface and exposed either to a complex of an enzyme linked to an antibody specific for the antigen or an enzyme linked to an anti-immunoglobulin specific for the antibody followed by reaction of the enzyme with a substrate to yield a colored product corresponding to the concentration of the test material—called also ELISA

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