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heterophil test

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  • heterophil test — noun a blood test to detect heterophil antibodies that agglutinate sheep red blood cells; positive result indicates infectious mononucleosis • Hypernyms: ↑agglutination test …   Useful english dictionary

  • test — 1. To prove; to try a substance; to determine the chemical nature of a substance by means of reagents. 2. A method of examination, as to determine the presence or absence of a definite disease or of some substance in any of the fluids, tissues,… …   Medical dictionary

  • heterophil antibody test — heterophile antibody test any of several tests for heterophile antibodies associated with infectious mononucleosis; the most common ones are the monospot test and the Paul Bunnell Davidsohn test …   Medical dictionary

  • agglutination test — noun a blood test used to identify unknown antigens; blood with the unknown antigen is mixed with a known antibody and whether or not agglutination occurs helps to identify the antigen; used in tissue matching and blood grouping and diagnosis of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterophile antibody test — The test is sensitive for heterophile antibodies produced by the human immune system in response to EBV infection. The monospot test, a form of the heterophile antibody test,[1] is a rapid test for infectious mononucleosis due to Epstein–Barr… …   Wikipedia

  • heterogenetic antibody — heterophil antibody, heterophile antibody antibody directed against heterophile antigens. Heterophile sheep erythrocyte agglutinins appear in the serum of patients with infectious mononucleosis (see Paul Bunnell test under test) …   Medical dictionary

  • antigen — Any substance that, as a result of coming in contact with appropriate cells, induces a state of sensitivity and/or immune responsiveness after a latent period (days to weeks) and that reacts in a demonstrable way with antibodies and/or immune… …   Medical dictionary

  • antibody — An immunoglobulin molecule produced by B lymphoid cells with a specific amino acid sequence evoked in humans or other animals by an antigen (immunogen). These molecules are characterized by reacting specifically with the antigen in some… …   Medical dictionary

  • HAT — Halsted Aphasia Test; head, arm, trunk; Health Attribution Test; heparinassociated thrombocytopenia; heterophil antibody titer; histone acetyltransferase; home asthma telemonitoring; hospital arrival time; human African trypanosomiasis;… …   Medical dictionary

  • HAT — • Halsted Aphasia Test; • head, arm, trunk; • Health Attribution Test; • heparinassociated thrombocytopenia; • heterophil antibody titer; • histone acetyltransferase; • home asthma telemonitoring; • hospital arrival time; • human African… …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • paul-bunnell reaction — noun or paul bunnell test Usage: usually capitalized P&B Etymology: after John R. Paul & W. W. Bunnell : a test for heterophil antibody used in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis …   Useful english dictionary