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radioimmunoelectrophoresis

Pronunciation: ra'de-o-im'yu-no-e-lek'tro-fo-re'sis

Definition: Immunoelectrophoresis in which the antigen or antibody is labeled with a radioisotope; in testing for insulin-binding antibodies by treating the test serum with radioactive iodine-labeled insulin, subjecting the mixture (antigen) to electrophoresis, precipitating the separated immunoglobulins with immunoglobulin-specific antiserum, and, then, with radiosensitive film (autoradiography), testing for bound insulin in the precipitates.

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