INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS (088-0119)
Synonyms: Mono, Mono spot, Mono latex, Heterophile
CPT 4 Code: 86308
Test Order Mnemonic: MONO
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator tube)
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. If storing greater than 24 hours, refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, bacterial contamination, lipemia.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, Room 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Test performed Monday - Sunday
Special Instructions: If the mono test (heterophile) is negative on a patient less than ten years of age, a Epstein Barr virus VCA antibody IgM test is suggested to rule out mononucleosis in this age group.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 ml serum
Container: SST (gel barrier)
Test Method: Latex agglutinationRevised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux