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Can a complete blood count tell you if you have mono?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

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


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For how long after I have mono will my blood count of monocytes be elevated?

For how long after I have mono will my blood count of monocytes be elevated?

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

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Can you explain if it's possible to have mono with a normal CBC blood test?

Can you explain if it's possible to have mono with a normal CBC blood test?

Yes it is possible: The best way to determine if you have mono is to do a monospot test or do a blood test for the epstein barr virus igm titer. If positive it would tell you that you have mononucleosis. ...Read more

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What does a complete blood count pick up?

What does a complete blood count pick up?

Many things: It can shows signs of infection from thwe white blood cell account. Anemia and posible causes by the hematocrit and hemoglobin. Abnormalities of the platelets also can be used to help diagnose problem. The CBC is a good starting point to start your diagnosis of problems. ...Read more

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What all can a complete blood count show?

What all can a complete blood count show?

Anemia, infection,: The blood count is useful to test for anemia, infection, indications of vitamin deficiency (b-12 and folate) and inherited abnormal hemoglobin. It can sometimes give a clue to leukemias and lymphomas, allergies and a few other things. ...Read more

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What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

What is a complete blood count used to diagnose?

Anemia,: And clues to the cause (mcv low, iron deficinency: MCHC high, b-12 deficiency), high or low white counts (leukemia and infection, high or low platelet count. It points to things being perfectly ok, or helps point a direction when someting is wrong. ...Read more

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What can you determine from a complete blood count?

What can you determine from a complete blood count?

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

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How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

How common is it for someone to need a complete blood count?

Very: We do cbcs routinely, looking for anemia, signs of infection, drug side effects, clues about blood cancers, bruising issues and it helps also to find closet alcohol drinkers who deny it! ...Read more

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Can a complete blood count (cbc) determine leukemia?

Can a complete blood count (cbc) determine leukemia?

Yes: Yes it can
very high count much above normal values and values with infection can suggest leukemia. ...Read more

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What does a complete blood count detect?

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

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What kind of test can give you a complete blood count?

What kind of test can give you a complete blood count?

Blood: A complete blood count is an analysis of blood components done following a blood draw. This is the name of the test. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a complete blood count test the same as a total blood count test?

Please answer me. Is a complete blood count test the same as a total blood count test?

CBC: "Total blood count test" isn't a term in standard use. This may be a name for the old CBC with differential count and a look at a smear. Your best move would be to phone the lab and find out what they mean. ...Read more

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What all does a complete blood count test for?

What all does a complete blood count test for?

CBC : A CBC checks your bloods cells gealth and amounts from white blood cells which are important for infections to red blood cells (make sure your not anemic) to your platelets which are important for clotting. ...Read more

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How does a complete blood count show a possible infection?

How does a complete blood count show a possible infection?

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

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Could a complete blood count (cbc) determine leukemia or lymphoma?

Not the best way : A blood cell count and blood smear may provide an indication of leukemia, however, diagnosis usually requires examination of bone marrow. Diagnosis of lymphoma usually requires biopsy of the node and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What does a RDW of 11.4 and 36.5 MCHC mean on a Complete blood count test?

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

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Is it ok to take a complete blood count when you are on your period?

Is it ok to take a complete blood count when you are on your period?

Sure: But do not be alarmed if abnormal. May see a high platelet count because of bleeding. Hemoglobin may be lower. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a complete blood count without differential?

Why would a doctor order a complete blood count without differential?

CBC ; differential: Sometimes a doctor doesn't need to know the percentage of different white cells a person has, just the total number of white cells, red cells, and platelets. ...Read more

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Can a complete blood count test diagnose leukemia or other cancers?

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

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Would a complete blood count find glandular fever?

Would a complete blood count find glandular fever?

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

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Does a complete blood count with diffrential test for the HIV virus?

No-CBC not the : Proper test for hiv. A complete blood cell count with or without a differential will not diagnose hiv. ...Read more

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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

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Can a complete blood count screen for all types of anemia or just iron deficiency?

Can a complete blood count screen for all types of anemia or just iron deficiency?

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

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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?

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

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Why do I need to retake the complete blood count?

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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What is the definition or description of: complete blood count?

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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

Complete Blood Count (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more