- Paul-Bunnell test
- Paul-Bun·nell test 'pȯl-'bən-əl- n a test for heterophile antibodies used in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis called also Paul-Bunnell reactionPaul John Rodman (1893-1971), andBunnell Walls Willard (1902-1965)American physicians. Paul served for many years on the medical faculty at Yale University. He undertook major research on several microbial diseases. In a systematic study of familial rheumatic fever, he determined that a streptococcus infection precipitated the disease. He published a book-length study of the epidemiology of rheumatic fever in 1930. With Bunnell he developed in 1932 a laboratory test for infectious mononucleosis based on their discovery of heterophile antibodies in the sera of persons with the disease.
* * *Paul-Bun·nell test (pawlґ bə-nelґ) [John Rodman Paul, American physician, 1893â€“1971; Walls Willard Bunnell, American physician, 1902â€“1966] see under test.
Medical dictionary. 2011.