chemiluminescence assaysmedical dictionary

Including a subcategory using bioluminescence (biologically derived chemiluminescence agents), use the generation of light from oxidative chemical reactions as an indicator of the quantity of unbound luminescent labelled antigen. This allows quantitation of unlabelled antigen from patient specimens in a variety of homogeneous (single phase) or heterogeneous (multiple phase) immunoassay techniques.

(05 Mar 2000)