Definition : Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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What does ELISA mean?

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) is a test designed for detecting and quantifying substances such as antibodies, proteins, and hormones in a sample. Antibodies are proteins produced by the body’s immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. ELISA is a screening test commonly employed for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).