MONONUCLEOSIS TEST (QUALITATIVE)
CAN I BE TESTED FOR MONONUCLEOSIS AT ANY LAB TEST NOW?
Yes, you can.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
Mononucleosis is a viral infection caused by the Epstein Barr virus and is common in adolescents and young adults. Often times, there are no symptoms, but others feel tired, feverish, have a sore throat, etc.
The Mononucleosis Test (Qualitative) will detect what’s called ‘heterophil antibodies’ in your blood (related to mono). Keep in mind, if you’ve had mononucleosis in the past, you will always test positive for it.
WHY DO I NEED TO BE TESTED FOR MONO?
If you feel poorly and you just don’t know why, you might have mononucleosis (mono). Find out now because mono can keep you out of commission for weeks and sometimes longer.
OTHER RELEVANT LAB TESTS:
At some locations, a Mononucleosis Rapid Result Screen is available. It’s an instant test that will tell you “yes” or “no” in less than 10 minutes.
Also, you might want to consider the Fatigue Panel (which includes the Epstein Barr Virus Antibodies Test).
WHAT ARE THE TEST RESULT RANGES?
This test gives results as a positive or negative. A positive result indicates that you have mononucleosis or have had it in the past. A negative result indicates that you have not been infected by the mononucleosis virus.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no high result values for this test.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
There are no low result values for this test.
IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL, WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?
You should seek medical attention from your primary care physician.