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immunoassay

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noun im·mu·no·as·say \ˌi-myə-nō-ˈa-ˌsā, i-ˌmyü-nō-, -a-ˈsā\

Definition of immunoassay

  1. :  a technique or test used to detect the presence or quantity of a substance (as a protein) based on its capacity to act as an antigen

immunoassayable

play \-a-ˈsā-ə-bəl\ adjective


1959

First Known Use of immunoassay

1959


Medical Dictionary

immunoassay

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noun im·mu·no·as·say \ˌim-yə-nō-ˈas-ˌā, im-ˌyü-nō-, -a-ˈsā\

Medical Definition of immunoassay

  1. :  a technique or test (as the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) used to detect the presence or quantity of a substance (as a protein) based on its capacity to act as an antigen or antibody

immunoassay

transitive verb

immunoassayable

\-a-ˈsā-ə-bəl\play adjective



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