Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Mono Test

Synonyms
Mononucleosis Test

CMH Lab Section
Transfusion Services

Specimen Requirements
1 mL in a lavender (EDTA) or red top tube

Availability
STAT
Routine

Turn Around Time
STAT: 30 min
Routine: 1-2 hours

Special Instructions
Approximately 50% of children under 4 years of age who have IM may test as IM heterophile antibody negative. EBV specific laboratory diagnosis may be helpful in these cases.

Methodology
Direct solid-phase immunoassay

Ranges
Negative

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