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ID:240 Infectious mononucleosis test
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DescriptionCan be tested from FBC sample.
IndicationSuspicion of glandual fever
Additional InfoRoutine test available 24/7. Please note: test can only be added to smples within 24 hours of collection
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationA negative result does not exclude IM: Only 80-85% of patients over 4 years of age with IM develop a heterophile antibody, therefore a negative result in the presence of clinical indications does not exclude IM Only 50% of patients under 4 years of age develop a heterophile antibody, therefore a negative result in the presence of clinical indications does not exclude IM

DepartmentBlood Sciences
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Haem)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsNo restrictions
Min. Vol 2mL
Freq.Daily

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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 hours
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : AK. Review due on 19/03/2020 09:23:39. Published By Matthew Clifford on 19/03/2019 09:23:39.