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Mono Antibody Test

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Mono Antibody Test
Synonym(s)
Mono Test, Mono Screen, Heterophile Antibody Test, Mononuclear Heterophile Test, Mononucleosis Screen, Epstein-Barr Virus
Test ID
MONO
General Information
Preferred initial serologic test to detect acute Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis.
Specimen Type
Whole Blood
Specimen Requirements
Lavender
Stability
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Unacceptable specimen, improper labeling, prolonged delay in transport
Limitations
As with all diagnostic assays, the results obtained by this test yield data that must be used as an adjunct to other information available to the physician. The QuickVue Mono Test is a qualitative test for the detection of IM heterophile antibody. A negative result may be obtained from patients at the onset of the disease due to heterophile antibody levels below the sensitivity of this test kit. If symptoms persist or intensify, the test should be repeated. Some segments of the population with acute IM are heterophile antibody negative.
Methodology
Immunoassay
Estimated TAT
1-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
86308
Minimum Sample Volume
0.1 mL
Reference Range
Negative
Reflex Conditions
None
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
5213-4