Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sensitive immunoassay that uses an enzyme linked to an antibody or antigen as a marker for the detection of a specific protein, especially an antigen or antibody. It is often used as a diagnostic test to determine exposure to a particular infectious agent, such as the AIDS virus, by identifying antibodies present in a blood sample.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[e(nzyme)-l(inked) i(mmunoad)s(orbent) a(ssay).]

Examples

  • The company provides the world-wide biomedical market with more than 1,000 immunological research reagents and research diagnostics comprising monoclonal antibodies, enzyme-immunoassays (ELISA), fluorescent bead immunoassays, FlowCytomix (TM) and the proprietary technology Instant ELISA® as well as recombinant proteins for applications in academic, industrial and clinical research in the fields of adhesion molecules, cytokines and receptors, tumour biology and apoptosis.

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  • The screening test is called an ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

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  • The screening test is called an ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

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  • The screening test is called an ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.

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  • Until now, a required screening test, called ELISA, has been used to identify HIV-infected donors in most cases.

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  • The new technique makes use of an existing method to detect proteins in blood, called enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, or ELISA, that is already used to diagnose diseases such as strep throat.

    Faster, less-intrusive way found to identify transplant recipients' organ rejection

  • The use of so-called ELISA testing methods (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) to detect food contaminants and residues is fairly well established.

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  • The current, most widely used method of disease detection is called the ELISA test, but it's very expensive, results take a long time to process and it requires professional staff to monitor it.

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  • Western blot measures antibodies, so it becomes positive later; it can be said is more specific than ELISA, which is a fairly low-cost screening test.

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  • Western blot measures antibodies, so it becomes positive later; it can be said is more specific than ELISA, which is a fairly low-cost screening test.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

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