Comparison of seven heterophile antibody assays for laboratory diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis in pediatric patients

Sharon Wei, Wei Huang, Mohamed Farah, Aaruni Khanolkar, Xiaotian Zheng*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Heterophile antibody assays have been used to aid the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Seven commercially available assays currently widely utilized in clinical laboratories were compared in this study. Variable performance characteristics and assay times are observed, and these pieces of data may assist clinical laboratories in assay selection and result interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6404-6407
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume93
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • EBV
  • heterophile antibody
  • infectious mononucleosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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