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Infectious Mononucleosis Screen

Alias: IM

Discipline: Haematology

Test information: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is an acute infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The most frequent symptoms are fever, sore throat, tender lymphadenopathy, anorexia, malaise, headache and myalgia.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Refrigerated samples up to 72 hours old are acceptable.
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Plasma or serum can be used with monogen kit.
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Positive, negative or equivocal.
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?
Testing is available outside normal laboratory hours.

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Last updated: 23-08-2023