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Mononucleosis Screen

Components

Name Method Department Units
Mono Screen Colorimetric assay
Core Lab, Hematology Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 0.5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Over or under filled tube
  • Wrong collection tube

CPT Code

  • 86308