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Test Code LAB3217 Mono Screen reflex to EBV

Clinical System Name

Infectious Mono Screen reflex to EBV


MonoScr Rflx

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, Age of specimen

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

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 and transfer serum to plastic tube and refrigerate or freeze.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum RT

≤ 4 h

Serum 2-8 C

≤ 48 h

Serum -20 C or -70 C

≤ 1 m


See individual tests for availability.

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    


Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617 (Client Services)

CPT Codes



Method: Color immunochromatographic dipstick technology with bovine erythrocytes

Analytical Volume:  0.1 mL serum or EDTA plasma


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