Glossary Term:

Title

immunohistochemistry

Phonetic

<b>im</b>-yuh-no-<b>his</b>-toe-<b>KEM</b>-iss-tree

Description

lab tests that use antibodies to detect specific chemical antigens in tissues viewed under a microscope. It is the most common method used for estrogen receptor assays and progesterone receptor assays on breast cancer tissue. See also antibody, antigen, monoclonal antibodies, estrogen receptor assays, progesterone receptor assays.