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What does high mono on blood test mean?

What does high mono on blood test mean?

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 more

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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


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Today I got my blood test in for mono. The Dr said I had "a little bit of the mono". What does she mean?

Today I got my blood test in for mono. The Dr said I had "a little bit of the mono". What does she mean?

Mono: You had symptoms in order to be tested for mono. My best guess is that the doc meant that you had a mild case, based on your symptoms. The monospot is a positive/negative test. ...Read more

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Can mono still show up on a blood test if your body has fought it all off? If so how long after can it

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

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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

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If I had mono in my 20's, confirmed by blood test, should I be screened for hepetitus now?

If I had mono in my 20's, confirmed by blood test, should I be screened for hepetitus now?

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 more

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Help please! Is blood test result 3.3 too low for mono %?

Help please! Is blood test result 3.3 too low for mono %?

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

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If you had mono already will it show up again on a blood test?

If you had mono already will it show up again on a blood test?

Yes: Depends on the blood test. There are antibody tests that determine if the mono is new or old, and if you have already had it in the past. ...Read more

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Mono is a blood test, viral, no medicine.? What does this mean?!?! ..

Mono is a blood test, viral, no medicine.? What does this mean?!?! ..

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

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What does mono % and monos abs represent on a blood test and what does it mean if they are high?

Infection status: A mono spot test may indicate a present acute infection, the presence of antibodies in your blood may indicate you had mononucleosis in the past. If the clinical picture of mono is present, best to have the test repeated a short time later. ...Read more

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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

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

It depends: It depends on the blood test, mono spot is helpful but not as sensitive as IgG and IgM titters. Igg will show if you have ever had it and IgM will show a recent or current infection. ...Read more

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Blood test revealed low abs mono, low HgB and low McHc. Are these connected at all?

Blood test revealed low abs mono, low HgB and low McHc. Are these connected at all?

Maybe: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. However, an anemia (low Hgb) is ALWAYS worth investigating. Your physician will guide you here. Don't be concerned with a slightly low absolute monocyte count. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My blood test for mono is 21.9% and the mono abs is 1.360 10 3ul what do these two test's represent?

My blood test for mono is 21.9% and the mono abs is 1.360 10 3ul what do these two test's represent?

EBV: I am interpreting the 21.9% as percent atypical lymphocytes. The antibody test - not sure what the 10 3ul means. Did you copy it right? Sounds like mono if you have the right symptoms? How do you feel? ...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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I think I might have mono. Still waiting on blood test results. Is it ok to be in school in the meantime?

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

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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

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Can I get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Can I get advice? I've got and enlarged spleen but no mono and blood test look ok what could it be?

Further tests?: An ultrasound may help. Liver function tests can rule things out. Other viruses can cause this. If increasing in size, this will need definite evaluation and further work up. ...Read more