Mononucleosis Serology

Tube Type

Test ID LAB482
EPIC Order Mononucleosis Screen
CPT Code(s) 86308
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Immunology (Dayshift, Mon-Fri)
Clinical Microbiology (Weekends, Evenings, Nights)
Tube Station Routine: 30
Tube Station STAT: 82 For STAT requests see Availability
Specimen Routine: 2 mL Blood/serum separator tube/gold top
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday
STAT: For STAT requests, please call:
Monday-Saturday, 8am - 4pm: 984-974-1815
After Hours: 984-974-1805
Turnaround Time 2 hours (STAT); 1-3 days(Routine)
Reference Range Negative
Comments Infectious mononucleosis serology utilizes the Seradyn Color Slide® II agglutination test for the qualitative detection of infectious mononucleosis associated IgM heterophile antibodies in serum or plasma. The assay uses guinea pig antigen absorption with horse red cell agglutination to detect heterophile antibody.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on November 30, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514