Skip to Content

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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide