The Biorex Diagnostics Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) test is a rapid slide test for the qualitative detection of heterophile antibodies to IM in human serum. The reagent agglutinates when mixed with serum containing the heterophile antibodies.
Infectious Mononucleosis (glandular fever) is an infection usually caused by the Epstein – Barr ViruS (EPV) and primarily affects lymphoid tissues. Mostly children and young adults are affected by this disease. Though specific treatment is rarely required since the disease is usually asymptomatic, symptoms such as inflammation of the liver, enlargement of the spleen, pericarditis, myocarditis and encephalitis associated with this disease requires a physician’s attention.