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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 counts 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How do you know if you have low or high blood sugar of if you have diabetes, without a blood test?
Does a full blood count test identify Sickle Cell Disease, or do you have to have a specific blood test to be diagnosed?
Why do you ask?: If the smear is viewed and reported, and the physician reads the full report, you'll be told whether you have sickle cell disease. The trait requires some special testing. Classic sickle cell disease is not subtle, but there are variant hemoglobins related to the classic disease that are more subtle, and may be missed until adulthood. Gene testing's best for these. Best wishes. ...Read more
How will you know if you have an anemia? What is right count of hemoglobin and WBC that have an anemia?
Easy: Assuming you are not actively bleeding. Wbc has nothing to do with it but abnormalities here may be a tipoff as to the cause of the anemia. A man with hemoglobin 14 gm/dl or more isn't anemic; for a woman 12 gm/dl. Some labs allow a bit lower in the reference range and a few % of healthies do fall below; iron deficiency can make you sick before actual anemia appears. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When doing a blood test for mono would doctors be able to see any other viruses you may or may not have?
Can you tell me what you suggest if someone had HIV and had a blood test, would the blood test show something was wrong which would mean further tests needed to be done?
Can you tell me if i get a blood test for mono, will that same blood test also reveal if I have hiv?
Liver enzymes: Elevated liver enzymes can be a sign of fatty liver (and this is common), but this typically has to be confirmed because there are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes. Usually an ultrasound or ct will confirm large amounts of fat deposits in the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bruising: In the setting of leukemia where the leukemia cells are occupying the bone marrow space- production of normal blood cells would be severely diminished. Thus one can be presented with spontaneous bruising /bleeding as the result of low platelet levels. However, if one is easily bruising- it does not mean that one has leukemia. Many other conditions can cause easy bruising as well. Go get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, Mono test is: Not a specific test for a given disease. Infection with many viruses can cause a positive "mono test". The commonest viruses are epstein barr virus and cytomegalovirus and a few other infections, so, it can lead to mis-diagnosis. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003454.htm. ...Read more
Immune or infected?: There is no method to eradicate herpes virus from the body, but antiviral medications can reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of outbreaks. Test include culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (dfa) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, and polymerase chain reaction (pcr) to test for presence of viral dna. Presence of virus does not make you symptomatic, but you cannot be immune. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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