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Heterophile antibody (monospot)

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3093

 

Synonyms: 

Monospot

Methodology: 

Lateral flow immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily, on request

Reported: 

4 hours for Routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL

 

Notes:

Heterophile antibodies are associated with, but not specific to, primary EBV infection. Some patients, particularly young children, do not develop detectable heterophile antibodies.

CPT Code(s): 

86308

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 12:20:40 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 12:20:40 PM