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Test Code MONOSC Mononucleosis Screen, LAB482

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: 0.5 mL of serum (Gold or Red Tube)

Acceptable: 0.5mL EDTA or Heparinized Plasma (Lavender or Green Tube)

Minimum Volume: 100 μL Serum or EDTA/Heparinized plasma.

Stability:  Specimens may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 48 hours.  Separated samples may be frozen up to 3 months.  Specimens should be at room temperature when tested.

Reference Values

Negative

Useful For

Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) is usually a self-limiting disease that is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV).  The most common symptoms are fatigue, pharyngitis, fever, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly and hepatitis. 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Color Immunochromatographic Assay

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86308