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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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Acquisition of the necessary material for the performance of histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemical pharmacodiagnosis, in situ hybridization and an integral management system in the pathological anatomy service, in addition to the cession of the necessary equipment for these techniques.
Direct/indirect immunofluorescence is the highest-yield test for patients with blistering disease.
Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) testing was done in few affordable patients.
Immunofluorescence microscopy showed no staining for IgG, IgA, IgM, fibrinogen, C1q, and C3 (Figure 1, 2).
The scope of immunofluorescence (IMF) capabilities in Pathology Diagnostics Ltd is perpetually growing and evolving, with the result that the technical team are able to perform single, double and an impressive triple IMF.
A diagnosis of bullosis diabeticorum can be made when biopsy with immunofluorescence excludes other histologically similar entities such as EB, noninflammatory bullous pemphigoid, and porphyria cutanea tarda.
For immunofluorescence staining, we used the TRITC-conjugated anti-PML monoclonal antibody PG-M3, available commercially from Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc (Santa Cruz, California; catalog No.
titled "Direct Immunofluorescence Assay Performance in Diagnosis of the Influenza A (H1N1) Virus," published in Volume 27, Number 6, of this journal.
Since then, the mosquito inoculation and immunofluorescence techniques for the detection of dengue viruses are being routinely used.
All NPAs were examined for Pneumocystis jiroveci using immunofluorescence and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
Serum samples from our Brazilian HFRS cases, collected in 1990, were screened by an immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and ELISA for immunoglobulin G, as were the current Brazilian HPS cases (1).
Coverage includes light, fluorescence, immunofluorescence, confocal, multiphoton, and immunoelectron and transmission electron microscopy, immunostaining, hybridization, tissue and cell preparation, labeling, and analysis.

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