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A 16-year-old male asked:

when doing a blood test for mono would doctors be able to see any other viruses you may or may not have?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No: A screening serum test for mononucleosis does not identify anything else.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Need more tests: There is currently no one blood test to check for all viruses, and your doc needs to request testing for each virus he/she considers relevant to your condition. A test for mono would look for the ebstein-barr virus alone.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2016

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