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Why would my epstein barr virus continue to be high. Don't 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. Don't 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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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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What are some of the tests for Mono?

What are some of the tests for Mono?

The tests for Mono include:: CT of abdomen, Ultrasound of abdomen, Complete blood count, EBV VCA antibody, Monospot, Epstein barr virus panel, Epstein barr viral capsid IgA, Throat culture, Cytomegalovirus antibodies. ...Read more

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What kind of things can mono tests detect?

What kind of things can mono tests detect?

MONO: A mono test will only test whether or not the patient has had a recent ebv infection causing mononucleosis. You can have mono with a negative mono test. In that case you need an ebv antibody panel done. ...Read more

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If I don't have any symptoms, how did my mono test come out positive?

You had it before: The most likely reason is you had it in the past, as many of the mono screening tests can remain positive for quite a while (years). There are also other conditions that can turn the screening tests positive. There are more specific tests for the main cause of mono, and these can often provide a better sense of timing. ...Read more

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Was tested for mono. Test negative. Still thinks it was mono I had. Could the test been wrong?

EBV: Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the epstein-barr virus. Testing is complicated, and depending upon what method of testing was employed and the timing of the tests it is possible that the test was falsely negative, but that would be unusual. There are many infections that simulate infectious mono and you should clearly be tested for hiv. Good luck. ...Read more

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How early after I am exposed to mono can it be detected by the standatd test?

EBV infection: Monospot testing can usually detect antibodies 2 to 9 weeks after a person is infected. It typically is not used to diagnose mono that started more than 6 months earlier. Testing is not important if you come down with symptoms after being exposed, because there is very little you can do in the way of specific treatment. Hope you stay well. ...Read more

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Can you be a carrier of mono? And if so, if you are tested for mono will you always test positive?

Yes and yes: All people infected with mono carry the virus in their lymphocytes for the rest of their life, so in a way all are carriers of mono. All normal people make antibodies to mono virus, i.e., ebv, and will test positive for life. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/infectious-mononucleosis-cause. ...Read more

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My test results were negative for mono but I still have the same symptoms of mono. What do I do now?

My test results were negative for mono but I still have the same symptoms of mono. What do I do now?

See below: You can have mononucleosis or ebv infection with a negative mono spot test. An ebv antibody panel will be diagnostic in these cases. A number of other illnesses can mimic mononucleosis most common are cytomegalovirus infection and toxoplasmosis. Early HIV infection can also have the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?

Once u test positive for mono do u always test positive? I tested positive and have symptoms again. How is this?

Family practice: Tell your dr if he isn't aware you have had it before. Have your dr order an ebstein barr titer. Igg antibodies means previous infection and igm antibodies means an acute or recent illness. You can have a relapse of symptoms if you try too much too soon after having mono. ...Read more

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Once you test positive for mono will u always? Yrs ago I was positive. Now I was tested with symptoms and I'm positive again.

Yes: If you've had it before, when you get blood work done, you'll always test positive for mono. Technically you're always infected with it. Usually the virus is dormant and not clinically significant. Rarely it can recur and become clinically significant. ...Read more

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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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Can mono test come out positive, if I have no symptoms yet?

Can mono test come out positive, if I have no symptoms yet?

Yes: There are more than one mono test and some will remain positive for quite a while after an illness that has no symptoms. It would be odd for it to be positive before you begin to have illness since the test relies on antibodies to the germ that form after you are infected. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a positive mono test, can you be misdiagnosed?

Screening test: The so called "Mono test" is a screening test and is not specific for a particular infection. At least two different infections, EBV and CMV can give a positive result. There are false positives with this test and like any other screening test the results of this test need to be confirmed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a positive mono test, can you be misdiagnosed?

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

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It possible to be relapsing with mono and not show any obvious symptoms? Blood tests would be abnormal?

It possible to be relapsing with mono and not show any obvious symptoms? Blood tests would be abnormal?

Not likely relapse.: Infectious mononucleosis has 2 big causes. Cytomegalovirus (cmv), and epstein-barr virus (ebv). CMV has high fevers with chills, fatigue, and malaise. The main lab finding is peripheral lymphocytosis with over 10% atypical lymphocytes on blood smear. Ebv has pharyngitis and cervical lymphadenopathy. In both cases, infants may be asymptomatic or show mild diseaese, though CMV has side effects. ...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

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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Qualitative EBV test was negative oct 2013 - jan 2014 quantitative EBV test came out positive jan 2014. No past or current mono symptoms, what is it?

EBV antibodies: There are several different types of antibodies that form to various portions of the eb virus and these may be igg or igm antibodies. Interpretation of this test can be difficult even for the average doctor. Would need more info about your test results to comment. ...Read more

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Can ANA test show if you have mono?

Can ANA test show if you have mono?

No: A mono spot test or eb viral titers test for mono. ...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