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Can A Complete Blood Count Tell You If You Have Mono
No, but: A blood count can tell if you have an abnormal count of the cells of the blood (white cells, red cells and platelets). One or all can be lower with mono. However, even if you have an abnormal blood count and the right symptoms, you should have the monospot test done to confirm. ...Read more
Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more
Not important: Is your diagnosis of infectious mono correct? Because high monocytes can represent a variety of other diseases as well. If you had lab proven infectious mono, the monocytes stay up for 4-8 weeks but that is not important. If you are worried re infecting others, the + igm of ebv is what determines if you can infect someone else and that may stay up to 18 months. ...Read more
Blood count: Complete blood count is a very powerful information on many counts. It tells if you have anemia-if so what kind. For example iron deficiency or folate/b12 deficiency. It tells if you have infection then the white cell count goes up. It informs us of platelet deficiency or excess(as seen in certain cancers)-both very dangerous. It also gives a clue to leukemia and some kinds of thallasemias. ...Read more
Leukocytes: Are a normal blood component.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wbcs, Rbcs, and plts: The complete blood count measures the number and types of white blood cells (these fight infection). Red blood cells, hemoglobin, and hematocrit measure the availability of the cells which carry oxygen. Platelets are also measured. These are the elements that are involved in blood clotting. ...Read more
Complete: This includes a differential white blood cell count showing the types of cells and their maturity. In bacterial (and some other) infections one may see immature white cells. Infections may also alter the red blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin, etc, and may also change the platelet counts, all of which are measured in a complete blood count. ...Read more
Nothing: I trust all else is good. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
Usually leukemia: A CBC with differential can detect features worrisome for a leukemia (high or low white count, anemia, or thrombocytopenia). The automated machine can detect abnormal cells which flags for a technologist and/or pathologist to manually identify and count under the microscope. Then a flow cytometry test may be done to determine the lineage of the cells for the actual type of leukemia. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It's possible to have a totally normal blood count, even differential — as in the breakdown of the different types of white blood cells like neutrophils, lymphocytes etc, and have a "glandular" fever. Sometimes you can see an elevated white blood cell count or increased lymphocytes, neutrophils or even atypical lymphocytes, depending on what's causing(often felt to be EBV-mononucleosis related). ...Read more
How many days does it take for your lab results to come back for a complete blood count got them done in gp so could it take till next week.
Call your Doctor: This health app is an international application to help people with their illnesses. Your physician's non-communication should be handled locally by you phoning them and asking for better service. ...Read more
Anemia is .....: A hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Its presence can be detected by a complete blood count (cbc). The hematocrit is the volumetric percentage of our peripheral blood occupied by red blood cells. Typically, hematocrit (hct) for a woman is lower than for a man of the same age. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then corrective measures. ...Read more
My daughter bruises easily, frequently bleeds from mouth and nose and experiences petechiae. She's had a complete blood count which was normal. What other causes are there for these symptoms?
ECCHYMOSIS: ECCHYMOSIS in a young woman demand prompt attention. You need full blood workup for clotting disorders and autoimmune problems. If you have had a recent URI you may have bone marrow supression and severe platelet deficiency. IE TTP VS ITP. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL EVALUATION. FACV level/MTHFR/PROTEIN C&S/RPR/AT3/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/ANTICARDIOLIPID ANTIBODY. Also, HEE CONSULT ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Complicated question. If you are anemic (low blood count) due to blood loss from a variety of different causes or chronic illnesses, a complete blood count (CBC) is done to assess severity, progress if you are on iron supplementation or to test for leukemia (blood cancers). It can be done also to rule out errors. Dehydration or recent IV fluid can impact results too which may require repeat cbc. ...Read more
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A complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following:
the number of red blood cells (rbc count)
the number of white blood cells (wbc count)
the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood
the fraction of the blood composed of red blood cells (hematocrit). ...Read more
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
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