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Mononucleosis Qualitative Blood Test

Mono

Test Code: 006189
Specimen Type: Blood
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Description:

Mononucleosis Qualitative Blood Test

This test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono).  Mononucleosis is an infection caused by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).  This test looks for Heterophile Antibodies which the immune system produces in response to an infection.  EBV is spread through the saliva and nearly 95% of people will be exposed by age 40.  Mononucleosis typically develops in adolescents or young people when they are first exposed to EBV.  Symptoms usually develop within a month of the initial infection and persist for several weeks.  Most cases resolve themselves without treatment.   

This test is typically ordered when someone, especially a teen or young adult, is experiencing symptoms associated with Mono such as fever, headache, sore throat, swollen glands, fatigue, rash or stomach pain. The Mononucleosis test is often ordered with a Complete Blood Count (CBC) for a more thorough analysis.  The antibodies which are detectable by a Mononucleosis test are typically present in 80% of cases.  If the test results are negative but the symptoms persist, a doctor may recommend repeat testing after a week or so or follow up testing for Epstein Barr Virus.

Turnaround time for the Mononucleosis, Qualitative test is typically 1-3 business days.

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Requirements:

The Mononucleosis, Qualitative test has no fasting requirements.

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Mononucleosis Qualitative Blood Test

Mono

Test Code: 654
Specimen Type: Blood
Mononucleosis, Qualitative Test Online

Description:

Mononucleosis Qualitative Blood Test

This test is used to aid in the diagnosis of Infectious Mononucleosis (Mono).  Mononucleosis is an infection caused by Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).  This test looks for Heterophile Antibodies which the immune system produces in response to an infection.  EBV is spread through the saliva and nearly 95% of people will be exposed by age 40.  Mononucleosis typically develops in adolescents or young people when they are first exposed to EBV.  Symptoms usually develop within a month of the initial infection and persist for several weeks.  Most cases resolve themselves without treatment.   

This test is typically ordered when someone, especially a teen or young adult, is experiencing symptoms associated with Mono such as fever, headache, sore throat, swollen glands, fatigue, rash or stomach pain. The Mononucleosis test is often ordered with a Complete Blood Count (CBC) for a more thorough analysis.  The antibodies which are detectable by a Mononucleosis test are typically present in 80% of cases.  If the test results are negative but the symptoms persist, a doctor may recommend repeat testing after a week or so or follow up testing for Epstein Barr Virus.

Heterophile antibodies, in people with infectious mononucleosis, may be present as early as the fourth day of illness, and by the twenty-first day of illness, 90% of people will exhibit a positive test. The Epstein-Barr virus causes infectious mononucleosis.

Turnaround time for the Mononucleosis, Qualitative test is typically 1-3 business days.

Where can I find a Mononucleosis, Qualitative Test near me?

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Failure to develop heterophil antibodies occurs frequently in children and in about 10% of adults with infectious mononucleosis. In these cases, development of EBV antibodies is applicable. 955 specificity.  Less than 2% false-positives have occurred in people with Hodgkin disease, acute lymphoma, acute lymphomatic leukemia, infectious hepatitis, pancreatic carcinoma, cytomegalovirus, Burkitt lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, malaria and rubella.

 

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