Infectious Mononucleosis Screen
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Monospot, heterophil antibody test, IM serology.
To assess for Epstein-Barr virus and assist with diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis.
Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Place separated serum in a standard transport tube within 2 hr of collection.
(Method: Heterophile antibody test by agglutination; serological tests for EBV early antigen D antibody IgG, EBV nuclear antigen antibody IgG, EBV viral capsid antigen antibody IgG, EBV viral capsid antigen antibody IgM by immunoassay) Negative.