Paul-Bunnell test


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Paul-Bunnell test

 [pawl bun-el´]
a method of testing for the presence of heterophil antibodies in the blood for the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis, based on the agglutination of sheep erythrocytes by the inactivated serum of patients with the disease.

Paul-Bun·nell test

(pawl bŭ-nĕl'),
test for detection of heterophil antibodies in infectious mononucleosis. See: Forssman antigen.

Paul-Bunnell test

Etymology: John R. Paul, American physician, 1893-1971; Walls W. Bunnell, American physician, 1902-1966
an old term for a blood test for heterophil antibodies, used for confirming a diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis. See also heterophil antibody test.

Paul-Bunnell test

A test for antibody to sheep's red blood cells that is specific for glandular fever (INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS) (John Rodman Paul, American physician, b. 1893; and Walls Willard Bunnell, 1902–66, American physician).

Bunnell,

Sterling, U.S. physician and surgeon, 1882-1957.
Bunnell atraumatic technique
Bunnell block - a block of wood used to exercise stiffened joints.
Bunnell dressing
Bunnell gutter splint
Bunnell hand drill
Bunnell knuckle-bender splint
Bunnell modification of Steindler flexorplasty
Bunnell needle
Bunnell outrigger splint
Bunnell probe
Bunnell pull-out wire
Bunnell solution
Bunnell suture - a method of tenorrhaphy using a pull-out wire affixed to buttons.
Bunnell tendon passer
Bunnell tendon transfer technique
Paul-Bunnell test - see under Paul, John Rodman

Paul,

John Rodman, U.S. pathologist, 1893-1971.
Paul-Bunnell test - for infectious mononucleosis.