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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
Tue, Thu, Sat
Reported
1-4 days
N/A
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
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 NameLOINC
0050385Heterophile Ab (Inf. Mono) LA, Qual5213-4
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Aliases
  • Heterophile Antibody Test
  • Mononuclear Heterophile Test
  • Mononucleosis Screen Test
  • Mononucleosis Spot Test
  • Monospot
  • Monospot (Screen), Serum
  • Monospot Titer