Acceava Mono II Test- qualitative membrane strip-based immunoassay
Performed at authorized locations by point of care operators. The qualitative detection of infectious mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in whole blood is an aid in the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis.
•Test should be use for the detection of IM heterophile antibodies in whole blood, serum or plasma samples only.
•This test will only indicate the presence of IM heterophile antibodies in the sample and should not be used as the sole criteria for the diagnosis of mononucleosis infection.
•A negative result may be obtained from patients at the onset of the disease due to antibody concentration below the sensitivity of this test kit. If symptoms persist or increase in intensity, the test should be repeated.
•Patients under 18 yrs. old were not included in the clinical study. A heterophile antibody response is observed in approximately 80-90% of adults and children with EBV-caused IM, and observed in approximately 50 % of children under 4yrs. old with EBV-caused IM.
•Grossly hemolyzed samples will yield invalid results.
Collect in EDTA or sodium heparin tube.
Perform fingerstick using capillary collection tube.
Fingerstick- two drops of whole blood
For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care.