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Test Code Mono Scr Mono Screen

Clinical System Name

Infectious Mono Screen

Synonyms

Heterophile Antibody

Heterophile Screen

Description

A rapid screen used to confirm the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s):  Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer, Lavander/EDTA

Preferred Vol:  1.0 mL

Minimum Vol:  0.5 mL

 

Notes: Heparinized 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, Heparinized plasma

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp:  2-8oC

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/EDTA plasma from cells. Send refrigerated (2-8oC).

Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum or Plasma RT

4 H

Serum or Plasma 2-8oC

48 H

Serum or Plasma -20oC or -70oC

3 M

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y 24/7 1 H

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Core Chemistry

Phone Number: 206-987-2617

 

 

Reference Range

Negative

 

Methodology

Method:  Color immunochromatographic dipstick technology with bovine erythrocytes

Analytical Volume:  0.1 mL serum or EDTA plasma

CPT Codes

86308