Infectious mononucleosis (“glandular fever”) - diagnostic virology

 

Samples Test Pathogens covered Comment

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

EBV VCA IgM*

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

*The laboratory will add CMV IgM if (EBV VCA IgM & monspot/heterophile test) are negative.

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627