heterophile


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heterophile

(ˈhɛtərəˌfaɪl) or

heterophil

n
(Biology) a polymorphonuclear leukocyte in humans that may be stained with dyes
adj
(Biology) able to stain with specific dyes
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A heterophile antibody test was negative, however, as were EBV titers.
A heterophile antibody test yielded a positive result the day after admission, and a clinical diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis was confirmed 7 days later with positive Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) serology-positive viral capsid antigen immunoglobulin M, negative viral capsid antigen immunoglobulin G (IgG), and EBV nuclear antigen IgG.
31) Immunoglobulin M- and IgA-specific reagents are not readily available, owing in part to their tendency to interact with heterophile antibodies, but are under development and likely to become commercially available in the future.
Testing for cTnT was repeated with the hs-cTnT assay after treatment with heterophile antibody blocking agents and remained increased.
Investigation of primary human immunodeficiency virus infection in patients who test positive for heterophile antibody.
Blood cultures, monospot test (a form of the heterophile antibody test for infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein-Barr virus), and serology for hepatitis viruses were all negative.
Serum levels of immunoglobulins, heterophile antibodies, and antibodies to T.
But it has the disadvantage that the test sera need to be absorbed free from heterophile antibody.
The sharing of antigens between rickettsia and proteus is the basis of this heterophile antibody test.
The ghost in the assay tube: heterophile antibody interferences in immunoassays - an ever-recurring but often forgotten problem.
ELISA-VIDITEST and IF-VIDITEST anti-HHV-6 kits are intended for serological diagnosis of diseases associated with HHV-6 infection, such as exanthema subitum, acute respiratory illnesses, diarrhoea with fever and febrile seizures in infants, heterophile antibody-negative infectious mononucleosis in children, also interstitial pneumonia, encephalitis, meningitis, hepatitis, and aplastic anemia in immunodeficient patients.