heterophile antibody


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heterophile antibody

[′hed·ə·rə‚fīl ′an·ti·bäd·ē]
(immunology)
Substance that will react with heterophile antigen; found in the serum of patients with infectious mononucleosis.
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Finally, once the mononucleosis has resolved, heterophile antibody and IgM VCA will both be negative, while IgG VCA and EBNA will be positive.
Many physicians would look at the negative heterophile antibody result in conjunction with a complete blood count report and reassess their differential diagnosis.
rheumatoid factor, rapid plasma reagin, ASO, hCG, heterophile antibody, etc.
To investigate whether heterophile antibody interference was a cause for the discrepant results, we incubated 11 consecutive discrepant samples (between September 7, 2011, and September 15, 2011) in Scantibodies HBT tubes.
In addition, a control group that consisted of a selection of 50 patients from the 1689 original patients who were heterophile antibody negative but who had a normal lymphocyte count and generated no atypical lymphocyte flag were also tested for EBV IgM antibodies.
Acknowledgments: We thank Anne Koerbin, Sheree Bazeley, and John Galligan for technical assistance with the troponin and heterophile antibody assays.
3], truodothyronine; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone; HAB, heterophile antibody.
Phantoms in the assay tube: heterophile antibody interferences in serum thyroglobulin assay.
12] concentration observed in our patient was caused by heterophile antibody interference, we assayed his serum for vitamin [B.
Other tests to elucidate whether the interference is a result of a heterophile antibody or macro TSH should include measurement of dilutions of sample with manufacturers diluent, sample pretreatment with protein A-sepharose, and addition of heterophile blocking agents such as Scantibodies.
Although there have been several reports of transient neonatal hypothyroidism in the literature (1115), we believe that this case is unusual because the mother had not received any previous medications or iodide treatment and had no known exposure to animals, and the interfering substance could not be identified as being a heterophile antibody.