HETEROPHILE ANTIBODY (INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEASIS) by LATEX AGGLUTINATION WITH REFLEX TO TITER

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, remove serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA

Rejection Criteria
CSF

Methodology
Latex Agglutination

Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeHETRT
CPT-4 Code (s)
86308, plus 86309 if reflexed to titer, at an additional fee
LOINC Codes
Heterophile Ab (Inf. Mono) LA, Qual:   5213-4  
Hetrophile Ab Titer:   5215-9  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory