immunoassay

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

Definition of immunoassay 

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

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Other words from immunoassay

immunoassayable \ˌi-myə-nō-a-ˈsā-ə-bəl, i-ˌmyü-nō \ adjective

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Another difficulty stemmed from Holmes’s insistence that the miniLab be capable of performing the four major classes of blood tests: immunoassays, general chemistry assays, hematology assays, and assays that relied on the amplification of DNA. John Carreyrou, WIRED, "A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture," 21 May 2018 The Mini Lab was supposed to do more than just immunoassays. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: WSJ investigative journalist John Carreyrou on Recode Decode," 3 June 2018 The reality is that none of those immunoassays had been validated. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: WSJ investigative journalist John Carreyrou on Recode Decode," 3 June 2018 In the 1930s, archaeologists attempted (with little success) to determine the blood types of mummies by identifying proteins with immunoassays, which test for antibody-antigen reactions. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Proteomics: Moving Beyond DNA to Study the Past," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of immunoassay

1959, in the meaning defined above

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immunoassay

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

Medical Definition of immunoassay 

: 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

Other words from immunoassay

immunoassay transitive verb
immunoassayable \-a-ˈsā-ə-bəl \ adjective

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