Heterophile Antibody (Infectious Mononucleosis) by Latex Agglutination with Reflex to Titer
2007697
Ordering Recommendation
May be used as an initial serologic test to detect acute Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis.
Mnemonic
HETER REF
Methodology
Qualitative Latex Agglutination/Semi-Quantitative Latex Agglutination
Performed
Mon-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
N/A
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 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
CSF.  
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
If Heterophile Antibody is detected, then a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
86308; if reflexed, add 86309
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 Test
  • Mononucleosis Spot Test
  • Monospot
  • Monospot (Screen), Serum
  • Monospot Titer