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Mono Auto Blood Test
Nothing specific: The monocytes are a form of white cell, cousin to the lymphocyte, that often increases their relative number in a variety of infectious conditions. Mononucleosis is a lay term for the elevation when it occurs with an EB virus infection. Other viruses and some bacteria can trigger the same relative increase in monocytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today I got my blood test in for mono. The Dr said I had "a little bit of the mono". What does she mean?
Can mono still show up on a blood test if your body has fought it all off? If so how long after can it
May be life long: Mono is not a specific infection and similar symptoms can occur with more than one virus. EBV is the usual cause and once a person is infected, the virus stays in the body for the rest of the life and antibodies to EBV can be detected for years after the initial infection. The so call mono-spot test may become negative in a few months after infection. ...Read more
If I know I have been exposed to someone with confirmed mono a week ago, how soon can the quick blood test detect if I have it?
A few days: Most results come back within 48-72 hours ...Read more
After contracting mono how long is the average time to show up on blood test I've heard that after 3 mounth it wouldn't show anything?
Mono: Should be positive once symptoms started.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you advise if I want to find something that makes more sense that mono, because I am not having a blood test to see so please help me?
What are you asking?: If there is any suspicion you have infectious mono, you have a basic right to simple labwork and for the sake of yourself and anyone you may love, get it done. If your physician isn't cooperating, get a second opinion; this isn't symptom-matching, it's serious business. The same applies if you think you have some other illness. Take charge and get as much accurate information as you can. ...Read more
Confusing question: Mono often will have a mild hepatitis as one of it's many symptoms. However, this has nothing to do with the other causes of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc). If you feel you have been exposed to one of those illnesses or have symptoms your pcp can check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Incomplete info: What was tested, what are the units of measure? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and usually the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Clarification: Read about mononucleosis or epstein barr virus online. It is a common virus that causes fatigue, sore throat, and white exudate on the back of your throat. The only way to know if you have mono is to go the doctor and have a blood test for mono. It is a virus; there is no abtc tx for mono. ...Read more
How long after having mono will it show up in a blood test? And how long must you have it before it will show up
Comment 5mnths old blood test. Not in range PLT (180-320) 467 LYMPH% (66-70) 54, 3 MONO (0, 05-0, 9) 1, 09 MONO% (2-6)11, 1 EO (0, 05-0, 7)0, 93 EO% (1-3, 5)9, 5 Thnks?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Your doctor will need to relate them to the symptoms for which the tests were requested. ...Read more
My blood test for mono is 21.9% and the mono abs is 1.360 10 3ul what do these two test's represent?
I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Blood test just confirmed that the mono virus has reactivated in my body. What do I do now? And am I contagious?
Probably not: The monovirus (ebv) can remain in blood cells from which it can reactivate. This is detected by testing ebv dna or "viral load" in the blood and blood cells. In patients with some immune problems this can lead to problems. Otherwise, the body should control the reactivation and it should remain in the blood (and not in your nose/throat) and you are unlikely to be contageous. ...Read more