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Definition of Indirect immunofluorescence assay

Indirect immunofluorescence assay: A laboratory test used to detect antibodies in serum or other body fluid. The specific antibodies are labeled with a compound that makes them glow an apple-green color when observed microscopically under ultraviolet light.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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