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How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

How long do blood tests for glandular fever take to run?

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

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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If it doesn't get better in a couple of days to go back for some blood tests. Is it possibly glandular fever?

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

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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

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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test?

Can be normal: The common screening test for this problem can be negative early in the illness, becoming positive several weeks later.There are also other (non EB) viruses that cause a glandular fever and these will never show up as a positive. ...Read more

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I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

I have glandular fever but didn't show in my blood test, what to do?

Insufficient info: How do you know that you have glandular fever? What tests were done? If you have persistent fever or enlarged lymph glands please consult a doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have a blood test for glandular fever?

Why do I have a blood test for glandular fever?

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

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I'm a 14 year old (teenager) with glandular fever symtoms, blood test came back negative, what else could it be please!?

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 more

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Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?

Can glandular fever elevate a child's liver enzymes in a blood test if so how long till it goes back to normal?

Yes: Infectious mononucleosis or glandular fever can raise liver enzymes because it causes liver dis function . It is temporary and will settle as the illness settles. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more