How is infectious mononucleosis serology interpreted?

Surprise. When the serology test was first used it was thought to be diagnostic. Eventually it was found that most people were positive. It appears that the eb virus is an opportunist organism that is "waiting in the wings" for some body chemistry that provides its advantage. Then the serology titre (concentrration) goes up as the organism becomes active.

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How is infectious mononucleosis serology diagnosed?

Mono serology. You can do a spot test for heterophile antibody or send the blood to lab for it.You can also send the blood for epstrin barr antigen which is not normally present in blood.You can also do immunoglobulin m(igm)test which shows acute infection.Igg will be positive for past infection with mononucleosis. Read more...

Infectious mononucleosis = kissing disease?

Mononucleosis. Yes it is also called kissing disease as the eb virus is present in saliva and can infect the kissing partner. Read more...
Kissing. Epstein barr virus the cause of mononucleosis is spread by kissing. Once you are infected you shead virus in your saliva for 18 months, long after you've recovered. Read more...
See details. Infectious Mononucleosis (IM) = Epstein-Bar Virus(EBV) primarily spread by saliva and could stay in oorpharynx up to 18 months. But could also occurs sexually. Studies unable to discriminate EBV was acquired orally or genitally or which one has higher risks. Read more...

If I had infectious mononucleosis and it went away, is there a chance that I get it again this semester?

Relapse of mononucle. Even though you can get a relapse og mononucleosis, you can not predict when it will happen and ifit will happen.Even thogh there is possibility of relapse you dont have to worry that you will get it back next semester.Do not worry in all probabilities it will not happen. Read more...