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Test Code MONOSC Mononucleosis Screen, LAB482


Color Immunochromatographic Assay

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


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


Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


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.