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Immuno-diffusion and -electrophoresis

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1The single radial diffusion immunoassay is used to quantify
A)antibodies.
B)antigens.
C)complement.
D)white blood cells.
E)red blood cells.



2Which of the following statements about a double diffusion assay is TRUE?
A)both antigens and antibodies diffuse through the agar
B)antigens with partial identity produce an X-shaped line of precipitation
C)antigens that are unrelated produce a Y-shaped line of precipitation
D)A and B.
E)A, B and C



3Which of the following statements about immunoelectrophoresis is TRUE?
A)it is performed on an agar gel
B)positively-charged proteins move to the negative electrode
C)a trough is cut and antigens are added to it
D)A and B.
E)A, B and C



4In a double diffusion assay, antigens that are identical produce a continuous line of precipitation.
A)True
B)False



5Immunodiffusion offers greater resolution than immunoelectrophoresis.
A)True
B)False







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