immunoassay definition

  • noun:
    • A laboratory strategy that makes use of the binding between an antigen and its homologous antibody in order to identify and quantify the particular antigen or antibody in an example.
    • A test for existence of a substance using the reaction of an antibody to its antigen, utilizing the high selectivity of the different parts of biological resistant systems.
    • recognition of a substance (especially a protein) by its action as an antigen

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