heterophile agglutination test
heterophile agglutination test[′hed·ə·rə‚fīl ə‚glüd·ən′ā·shən ‚test]
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.
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