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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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.
We excluded possible TFT assay interferences by reanalyzing the TFT after using heterophile antibody blocking tubes (Scantibodies Laboratories) and by rechecking TFT results with different analyzers (Siemens Centaur and Roche E602).
Phantoms in the assay tube: heterophile antibody interferences in serum thyroglobulin Assays.
determination latex heterophile antibodies associated with infectious mononucleosis.
Heterophile blocking tubes (HBT; Scantibodies Laboratories Inc, Santee, California) were used to investigate possible interference because of antibody directed against the animal reagent antibodies used in immunoassays.
They can be heterophile (nonspecific) antibodies, human anti-animal antibodies or autoantibodies to TSH, T4 or T3.
The majority of interferences are eliminated by recentrifuging specimens, performing dilution studies, or using heterophile antibody blocking tubes.
18) Without liver biopsy, EBV infection can be diagnosed based on clinical suspicion and proper laboratory data including EBV IgM antibody, positive monospot and heterophile antibody testing.
Other reasons for false-positive MRDT results are nonspecific heterophile antibodies produced by recent fever episodes and rheumatoid factor, and the false-positive ICT Pf tests might have been due to problems with microscopy.
The diagnosis of EBV hepatitis is suggested by the appropriate clinical symptoms and laboratory findings and confirmed by a positive EBV IgM antibody, monospot, and/or heterophile antibody test.