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Test Code MonoScr Rflx Mono Screen reflex to EBV

Clinical System Name

Infectious Mono Screen reflex to EBV


Mono Screen with reflex order to EBV antibody panel if negative.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol:  1.5 mL

Minimum Vol:  1.0 mL


Notes: Plasma is unacceptable.


A heterophile antibody response is only observed in  approximately 50% of children 4 years of age and younger.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:  Insufficient Quantity, Plasma

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:  2-8 C

Storage location: Core 5 Refrigerator.


SCH: Samples should be given to Core Lab.


Regional Clinics: Samples should be given to Regional Clinic Lab.


Non-Children's Hospital Off-site collection: Spin blood, separate serum from cells. Send refrigerated (2-8oC).



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum RT

4 H

Serum 2-8 C

48 H

Serum -20 C or -70 C

3 M



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Mono Screen

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Core Chemistry/Chem East

Phone Number: 206-987-2617



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