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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

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Epstein Barr Virus (Definition)

The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more


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Why do drs do epstein barr virus test?

State of infection : The tests can say if a person is susceptible to ebv, if an ebv infection is ongoing or if an acute infection occurred in the past. ...Read more

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Does epstein barr virus make a herpes test positive since the EBV is a herpes simplex virus?

No: They are separate viruses that stimulate the production of different antibodies that do not cross react. ...Read more

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One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

Only indicates you..: Indicates you've had mono. The mono virus is permanently inserted into your b-lymphocytes and hepatocytes (liver tissue) forever! legacy of the "kissing disease! however, you did not specify your titer of "early antigen, " which can indicate chronic mono. See if this test was done! but form the data you present, nothing is abnormal and indicates you have had mono in the past! ...Read more

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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Dont test positive for mono, it has been pn high side for over a year? Is this worrisome

EBV: If you mean your antibody titers are high this is not uncommon and may stay that way for lifetime. It also depends upon which component of the EBV the antibodies are forming to, and also whether these are IgG or IgM antibodies. These tests are not easy to interpret and in the absent of symptoms would not worry about them. ...Read more

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When diagnosing epstein barr virus & mono , are they two different blood tests taken when determining the proper diagnoses ?

Mono syndromes: 80% of mono is thought due to EB virus and various screening tests can point to that diagnosis.A simple CBC can show a predominance of "monocytes" among the white cells.A screening monospot can be positive. To be sure it is an acute EB virus related infection specific EB virus antibodies can be ordered that differentiate EB from a half dozen other possibilities.It is seldom necessary for treatm ...Read more

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I read that a person can have an asymptomatic Epstein Barr virus . In periods of sleep deprivation/lower immunue function it could reactivate without you knowing. What kind of lab test could tell you if that is happening?

If concerned: An EBV titer can readily be obtained, and results can indicate recent or prior contact. Since a vast majority of people are positive, you may wish to have a discussion with your doctor about your particulars. ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more