rocket immunoelectrophoresis


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immunoelectrophoresis

 [im″u-no-e-lek″tro-fo-re´sis]
a method of distinguishing proteins and other materials on the basis of their electrophoretic mobility and antigenic specificities.
rocket immunoelectrophoresis electrophoresis in which antigen migrates from a well through agar gel containing antiserum, forming cone-shaped (rocket) precipitin bands.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

rock·et im·mu·no·e·lec·tro·pho·re·sis

a quantitative method for serum proteins that involves electrophoresis of antigen into a gel containing antibody; the technique is restricted to detection of antigens that move to the positive pole on electrophoresis. See: electroimmunodiffusion.
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