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Radioimmunoassay RIA
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Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is a scientific method used to test antigens (for example, hormone levels in the blood) without the need to use a bioassay. It involves mixing known quantities of radioactive antigen (frequently labeled with gamma-radioactive isotopes of iodine attached to tyrosine) with antibody to that antigen, then adding unlabeled or "cold" antigen and measuring the amount of labeled antigen displaced.


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