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A 27-year-old female asked:

I had an ebv blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. does that mean i am contagious? really worried

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: I need more information; there are 4 different types of antibodies to ebv. Most indicate past rather than current infection. You are only contagious if the antivca igm antibodies are positive. Ebv infection causes acute mono & the virus remains in our bodies for years but ebv is generally not the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome & ebv tests don't diagnose it. See http://www.Endfatigue.Com/.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Probably not: Probably not, but may not even mean that you have active disease. See knowledgeable physician.
Dr. Chirag Vasa
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
No: What you talking about probably igg level , this stay positive after infection. You may have past infection . You should see infectious disease physician. May need ebv pcr
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is very good advice.
Mar 31, 2013

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