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Health professionals rely on the accuracy and validity of laboratory investigations in managing patients. Occasionally… Expand Context Heterophilic antibodies are a well-described interferent but poorly appreciated and are often not a recognized problem… Expand Wilson and coworkers (Wilson SB, Kent SC, Patton KT, Orban T, Jackson RA, Exley M, Porcelli S, Schatz DA, Atkinson MA, Balk SP… Expand In their recent article, Kaplan and Levinson (1) provide an interesting account of the distinction between weak multispecific… Expand A novel immunochromatographic assay, the CARDS O.S. MONO test (Pacific Biotech, San Diego, Calif.), and a latex agglutination… Expand As a consequence of detecting an IgM M-protein (naturally occurring diseased-state monoclonal antibody) immunoreactive to insect… Expand Sandwich-type immunoassays in which mouse monoclonal antibodies are used are subject to positive interference by heterophile… Expand Although possibly the best, LPS is by no means the only non-specific activator of immune responsiveness (AIr). Plant lectins such… Expand Approximately 6% of sera submitted for routine immunofluorescent autoantibody screeening produced characteristic reaction… Expand The antibody activity against herpes-type virus (HTV) of heterophile-positive infectious mononucleosis sera and "normal" sera… Expand