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I tested pos. for mono but I have no symptoms and had mono about 8 years ago I was tested due to jaw pain. What illnesses could give a false positive ?

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Dr. Scott Shapiro
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In brief: Current vs Past

Almost everyone has the antibodies to mono.
The question is whether your results indicate it is current, past, re-activated, etc. Tests that can help are:
Viral capsid antigen (VCA)
Early antigen (EA)
EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) tests. In addition, there may be things such as CMV , Toxoplasma gondii, HHV6 and more that can become problematic when your immune system becomes compromised.

In brief: Current vs Past

Almost everyone has the antibodies to mono.
The question is whether your results indicate it is current, past, re-activated, etc. Tests that can help are:
Viral capsid antigen (VCA)
Early antigen (EA)
EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) tests. In addition, there may be things such as CMV , Toxoplasma gondii, HHV6 and more that can become problematic when your immune system becomes compromised.
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