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What Does A High Abs Mono Test Result 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"low" positive?: I've never heard that test reported as "low". It's either positive or negative. If it's positive, you'll need treatment for chlamydia and so will your partner. ...Read more
Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore a positive ANA does not necessarily indicate the presence of sle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specific: This test result is not lupus-specific.Get a more detailed answer ›
Immunoglobulins:: High igg means the person was exposed to the infective agent in the past or got vaccination against it, means immunity against it. High igm means, the person has new exposure or infection now. Eb virus causes mono, infects 95% of world population, 1/3rd. Cases occur during adolescence and young adulthood, virus shed in oral secretions >6mo after an infection. ...Read more
Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The definitive test is the FTA, or Flourescent Treponemal Antibody test. This is specific for Syphilis and if this is positive then you have the disease. ...Read more
Need proper testing: Probably refers to TSH slightly abnormal. However here is hoe to be sure: check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. ...Read more
Silent inflammation: High cardio CRP is a measure of silent inflammation around the heart. When elevated you have higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This is a lifestyle indicator that your current way of living needs to improve with better nutrition, weight loss, exercise, vitamin repletion especiallyw ith antioxidants and anti inflammatories, better sleep & maybe hormones. ...Read more
Depends on details: Actually, several particular tests are done at once. Most positive results mean past infection, or past vaccination. However, some mean there is active infection that might need treatment. Ask the doctor who ordered the test for the details of your positive results and her diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more
Usually an infection: The absolute neutrophil count is the product of the % neutrophils & total wbc. A high absolute neutrophil count is usually seen in many types of infections. Other causes are inflammatory conditions, stress, medications like steroids, lithium, injections like growth factors, cushing's disease and sometimes some forms of chronic leukemia or myeloproliferative disorders ( blood disorder). ...Read more
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