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An evaluation of the Monosticon rapid slide test diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis
  1. G. L. Scott,
  2. C. J. Priest
  1. Department of Haematology, St Thomas' Hospital and Medical School, London
  2. Louis Jenner Laboratories, St Thomas' Hospital and Medical School, London


    A new rapid slide test for the detection of infectious mononucleosis heterophile antibody has been compared with the Paul-Bunnell absorption test. Out of 200 sera, 46 were seropositive for infectious mononucleosis by the Paul-Bunnell test and 43 of these were detected by the Monosticon test; the three Monosticon-negative sera were of low titre. There was no problem with false positive reactions due to heterophile antibody not specific for infectious mononucleosis.

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