Heterophile Antibody (Infectious Mononucleosis) by Latex Agglutination, Qualitative
0050385
Ordering Recommendation
Preferred initial serologic test to detect acute Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis.
Mnemonic
INF MONO
Methodology
Qualitative Latex Agglutination
Performed
Mon-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube, lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86308
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050385Heterophile Ab (Inf. Mono) LA, Qual
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Aliases
  • Heterophile Antibody Test
  • Mononuclear Heterophile Test
  • Mononucleosis Screen
  • Mononucleosis Screen Test
  • Mononucleosis Spot Test
  • Monospot
  • Monospot (Screen), Serum