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 (ĭm′yə-nō-flo͝o-rĕs′əns, -flô-, -flō-)
Any of various techniques that use antibodies chemically linked to a fluorescent dye to identify or quantify antigens in a tissue sample.

im′mu·no·fluo·res′cent adj.


(ˌɪmjʊnəʊflʊəˈrɛsəns) or


(Medicine) a method used to determine the location of antibodies or antigens in which the antibodies or antigens are labelled with a fluorescent dye


(ˌɪm yə noʊ flʊˈrɛs əns, -flɔ-, -floʊ-, ɪˌmyu-)

any of various techniques for detecting an antigen or antibody in a sample by coupling its specifically interactive antibody or antigen to a fluorescent compound, mixing with the sample, and observing the reaction under an ultraviolet-light microscope.
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Noun1.immunofluorescence - (immunology) a technique that uses antibodies linked to a fluorescent dye in order to study antigens in a sample of tissue
technique - a practical method or art applied to some particular task
immunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system


n. inmunofluorescencia, método que usa anticuerpos marcados con fluorescina para localizar antígenos en los tejidos.
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Diagnosis of vibriosis in the bull by the use of the fluorescent antibody technique. Corn Vet 55: 280-294.
Various diagnostic methods like indirect haemagglutination (IHA) test, virus neutralization test (VNT), enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), fluorescent antibody technique (FAT) and agar gel immunodiffusion test (AGIDT) are used limitedly to detect IBDV and molecular techniques like reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) have frequently used to detect viruses from the field samples (Gohm et al., 2000; Mathivanan et al., 2004).

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