heterophile antibody

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Noun1.heterophile antibody - an antibody found in the blood of someone suffering from infectious mononucleosis
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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The sharing of antigens between rickettsia and proteus is the basis of this heterophile antibody test.
The presence of a heterophile antibody can interfere with immunoassay tests such as hCG.
Evaluation for heterophile-blocking antibodies with the Scantibodies Heterophilic Blocking Tube in serum did not alter the TSH results, suggesting the absence of heterophile antibody interference.
The possibility of heterophile antibody interference was investigated with an HBT.
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.
In a patient with acute EBV mononucleosis, the heterophile antibody test will be positive, as will tests for IgM viral capsid antigen (VCA) and IgG VCA.
EBV primary infection is traditionally detected through a positive heterophile antibody test.
The current rapid methods for the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis rely primarily on the patient's symptoms and non-specific heterophile antibody testing.
Unless a prolactin immunoassay has been confirmed to be free of this interference, a heterophile antibody is suspected if test results are inconsistent with the clinical picture.
Laboratory findings Complications Atypical lymphocytosis Sensitive but not specific Positive heterophile antibody Not accurate in young children (Monospot) test High levels of anti-VCA IgM May cross-react with rheumatoid factor Raised liver enzymes (AST, ALT) Sensitive but not specific
The AxSYM [beta]-human chorionic gonadotropin assay has previously been shown to be subject to heterophile antibody interference in several female patients.
The new product detects the heterophile antibody produced during infection by the Epstein-Barr virus which causes infectious mononucleosis.