Heterophile

What is Heterophile?

Heterophile antibodies are antibodies induced by external antigens (heterophile antigens).

Some cross-react with self-antigens. For example, in rheumatic fever, antibodies against group A streptococcal cell walls can also react with (and thus damage) human heart tissues. These are considered heterophile antibodies.

In clinical diagnosis, the heterophile antibody test specifically refers to a rapid test for antibodies produced against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis.

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Thank you... I just received the following EBV results... I don't quite understand them. Does it mean I have had EBV but not anymore?
EBV EA-D AB (Igg...

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My daughter was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with "active mono" but tested negative of the first "spot test" and then the doctor did more extensive tests...

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Thanks for your query.

The readings provided above say that you had EBV infection in past.There is nothing in the reports which even makes me...

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my 4 years' old girl has a persistent low grade fever (37-38 c)since 2 weeks ago. Starting with cough and runny nose, she also has swollen...

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After going through your description, I do feel your daughter is suffering from either poorly treated acute upper respiratory tract infection...

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