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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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Direct immunoflorescence was positive in 15 cases (75%) with predominant C3, followed by IgG and IgA.
Microbial identification has been based on phenotypic and biochemical criteria, including microscopy, biochemical reactivity, growth conditions, dye and immunoflorescence staining, bacterial end-product analysis, cell membrane composition and antibiotic sensitivity.
Serodiagnosis has been a reliable tool to diagnose toxoplasma infection in both humans and birds, such as IHA (Nieto and Melendez 1998), indirect immunoflorescence (IFAT) (Van-Der-Puiji et al.
Objective: To correlate the findings of immunoflorescence (IF) with morphology in renal biopsies of patients with glomerulonephritis (GN) of both primary and secondary nature.

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