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Test ID MONOS Infectious Mononucleosis, Rapid Test, Serum

Reporting Name

Infectious Mono Test, S

Useful For

Rapid confirmation of a diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reference Values

Negative

Reference values apply to all ages.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday; 12 p.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86308

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MONOS Infectious Mono Test, S 5213-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MONOS Infectious Mono Test, S 5213-4

Clinical Information

Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a viral illness that involves reticuloendothelial tissue and is generally limited to children and young adults. IM is most commonly caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The disease is characterized by fever, sore throat, lymphadenopathy, headache, and fatigue, and on a symptomatic basis may be confused with other diseases.  

 

Detectable levels of unique heterophile antibodies are produced in patients with IM.

Interpretation

Detectable levels of the infectious mononucleosis (IM) heterophile antibody can usually be expected to occur between the sixth and tenth day following the onset of symptoms. The level usually increases through the second or third week of illness and, thereafter, can be expected to persist, gradually declining over a 12-month period.

Clinical Reference

1. Davidsohn I, Walker PH: The nature of heterophilic antibodies in infectious mononucleosis. Am J Clin Pathol 1935;5:445-465

2. Peter J, Ray CG: Infectious mononucleosis. Pediatr Rev 1998;19(8):276-279

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Method Name

Agglutination

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.