|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||MONOTEST|
|POE DESCRIPTION:||MONO TEST|
Routine: Performed once daily on first and second shifts.
STATS: Daily - 24 hours
Routine: 1 day
STATS: 1 hour after receipt of the specimen in the laboratory
4 mL blood (2 mL serum)
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:||Correlation with clinical findings is imperative since false positive and negative results have been reported. Approximately 10% of the adult population with infectious mononucleosis will not develop heterophile antibodies. Failure to develop heterophile antibodies occurs even more frequently in children. (Refer to Epstein-Barr Viral Capsid Antigen Antibody Titer.) Less than 2% false positives have been reported with Hodgkin`s disease, lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, infectious hepatitis, pancreatic carcinoma, Cytomegalovirus, Burkitt`s lymphoma, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and rheumatoid arthritis. The simultaneous occurrence of infectious mononucleosis and hepatitis has been reported.|
Rapid latex particle agglutination.
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:||The test detects heterophile antibodies related to infectious mononucleosis.|
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||Heterophile Agglutinins; Monospot|