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

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

If Heterophile Antibody is detected, then a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86308; if reflexed, add 86309

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050385 Heterophile Ab (Inf. Mono) LA, Qual 5213-4
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Aliases
  • Heterophile Antibody Test
  • Mononuclear Heterophile Test
  • Mononucleosis Screen Test
  • Mononucleosis Spot Test
  • Monospot
  • Monospot (Screen), Serum
  • Monospot Titer
Heterophile Antibody (Infectious Mononucleosis) by Latex Agglutination with Reflex to Titer