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Mono Titer Test
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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