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Monospot test

Also known as: Mononucleosis spot test; Mononuclearheterophile test; Heterophile antibody test; Monospot
Formal name: Heterophile antibody titer
Related tests: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibodies; Complete blood count (CBC); Strep test; TORCH screen; CMV; CSF analysis; Blood smear

Why should I do it?
To detect and help diagnose infectious mononucleosis

When should I do it?
When a person, especially an adolescent, has symptoms of mononucleosis, including fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None