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Tests For Glandular Fever
Day/couple days..: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. Two blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. The WBC is part of a complete blood count (CBC) and usually takes one day. The other may be longer, like two to four days, depending on the lab schedule, etc. ...Read more
If it doesn't get better in a couple of days to go back for some blood tests. Is it possibly glandular fever?
Re-ask: I am sorry but i suspect part of your queston may have been cut off. With the info provided, a good response can not be provided. ...Read more
I have had blood tests, have found I have glandular fever.I feel exhausted;etc.I have very sore tummy. Had it 3 day so far.I off food is this normal?
Yes: Unfortunately, glandular fever (or infectious mononucleosis, as it is known in the us) is one of those viral infections you have to just let run its course, with supportive care. The majority of the symptoms will resolve by 2 weeks; the fatigue, however, can persist for a long time, months in some patients. ...Read more
Would a random blood test find glandular fever or do you have to do something specific to find it?
For evidence of it.: Apparently, glandular fever is a viral infection caused by the epstein-barr virus. It can be transmitted by oral contact, like kissing, and airborne saliva droplets. Physical exam can show swollen lymph nodes, tonsils, liver and spleen, but it may not be clear. So blood tests are done. One is a test for antibody to epstein-barr virus, the other is a test for white blood cell count. ...Read more
I'm a 14 year old (teenager) with glandular fever symtoms, blood test came back negative, what else could it be please!?
Mono: "glandular fever, " aka mononucleosis, is caused most of the time (a bit over 90%) by the epstein barr virus. That's what the tests look for. But because it's a diagnosis made by clinical signs and symptoms, and because other viruses can cause an identical picture, it's still likely mononucleosis, but from another virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?
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