INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS ANTIBODY SCREEN

Mnemonic

MONO

Synonym

Heterophile Antibody - Mononucleosis Screen - Mono Screen

Guidelines

Infectious mononucleosis is an acute, self-limited, infectious disease caused by Epstein-Barr Virus

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Whole blood EDTA, or serum or plasma (lithium heparin)

Handling

EDTA – no processing required
Serum or plasma – specimen must be spun down within one hours of collection
 

Preferred Volume

0.50 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5mL whole blood or 0.5 mL serum/plasma

Transport

Ambient or refrigerated

Stability

Whole blood specimens are stable for 24 hours at room temperature (15-30°C/ 59-86°F).
Serum and plasma specimens may be refrigerated (2-8°C/36-46°F) and tested within 48 hours or may be frozen (below -10°C/ 14°F) and tested within 3 months.
 

Testing Information

Performed

All SHS labs; 24/7

Method

Immunochromatogram

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

86308

Last Updated: Friday, April 24, 2020 12:10:43 PM