J Clin Pathol 22:324-325 doi:10.1136/jcp.22.3.324
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Monospot: a differential slide test for infectious mononucleosis

  1. Vivian Basson,
  2. A. A. Sharp
  1. Department of Haematology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford


      Sera collected from 372 patients with suspected infectious mononucleosis were examined for heterophile antibodies by the Paul-Bunnell and the Monospot test. Comparison of results showed the latter to be simple, time saving, and of sufficient specificity for routine use in the general laboratory.