heterophile agglutination test

heterophile agglutination test

[′hed·ə·rə‚fīl ə‚glüd·ən′ā·shən ‚test]
(pathology)
A test for the presence of heterophile antibodies in the serum produced in infectious mononucleosis; agglutination of sheep red cells is a positive test. Also known as heterophile antibody test; Paul-Bunnell test.