A Radioimmunoassay (RIA) is an immunoassay that utilizes radiolabeled molecules in a stepwise development of immune complexes. A RIA is an extremely delicate in vitro assay technique used to measure concentration of substances, more often estimating antigen concentrations (for instance, hormone levels in blood) by utilization of antibodies. In spite of the fact that the RIA procedure is to a great degree sensitive and extremely specific, requiring specialized equipments, it is one of the least expensive technioques to perform such estimations. It requires special precautions and licensing, since radioactive substances are utilized. Interestingly, an immunoradiometric test (IRMA) is an immunoassay that utilizes radiolabeled molecules but in an immediate rather than stepwise way. A radioallergosorbent test (RAST) is a case of radioimmunoassay. It is utilized to recognize the causative allergen for hypersensitivity.
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