Definitions for "immunoelectrophoresis"
electrophoresis to separate antigens and antibodies.
A test to separate plasma or urine proteins. The method can be used to identify monoclonal (abnormal) immunoglobulins. These proteins are important diagnostic features of myeloma and some lymphomas.
Technique combining protein electrophoresis and double immunodiffusion. See ELECTROPHORESIS. Proteins are separated by agarose-gel electrophoresis, then specific anti-sera are placed in a trough cut parallel to the protein track. Proteins and antibodies are allowed to diffuse through the gel. Proteins branch out in all directions from a common center. Antibodies diffuse perpendicularly from the trough, resulting in a distinct elliptical precipitin arc.