INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS ANTIBODY TITER

Mnemonic

MISC

Synonym

Mono Titer

Guidelines

Useful in the detection of serum heterophile antibodies produced in response to Epstein Barr Virus, the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, one gold (SST) or lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Allow blood to clot, centrifuge and pour serum or plasma into a plastic tube.

Preferred Volume

0.50 mL

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis or bacterial contamination

Stability

Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen at -20°C: for longer storage

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

Hemagglutination

Referral Lab

Legacy Laboratory Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

<1:10

CPT Codes

86309

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM