When You Have A Blood Test Done Why Is Your Mono High On The Cbc Test?


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Emma kay answered
The mono test is used to determine if a person who is displaying the symptoms of mono actually has the infection mononucleosis. This is test is commonly ordered alongside a CBC (complete blood count). The CBC is used to check whether the person's white blood cell count is higher than normal and whether a large number of reactive lymphocytes are present.

Mononucleosis is an infection that is caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) which is very common. In fact, up to 95 per cenrt of adults in the United States will have had EBV by the time they are 40 years old. Mononucleosis is more commonly known as the kissing disease. This is because the spread of EBV requires intimate contact with the saliva of the infected person. The kissing disease comes from the fact that a large number of adolescents get infected with mono after kissing someone who already had it. However this is not the only way that mono can be transferred. It can also arise from saliva on children's toys, water bottles, toothbrushes, drinking glasses and even hands.

The mono test is ordered when an adolescent is showing all or a majority of the following symptoms of mononucleosis: Headache, fever, sore throat, swollen neck and armpit glands or an ongoing feeling of weakness or fatigue. Some people may also experience these less common symptoms: A rash, enlarged liver or spleen or stomach pains. The test is conducted after taking a blood sample from the vein of the person's inner arm.

A positive test of mono will show that the person has reactive lymphocytes and a high number of white blood cells in their system, as well as the symptoms of mono.

With the right course of treatment, mononucleosis will usually resolve itself within one to four months. If you experienced the rarer symptom of an enlarged spleen, then your activity may be limited until the organs can return to their normal size.
Our Sacred Saints Profile
When you refer to mono on your cbc test I would assume you might be referring to monocyte count and not to mononucleosis. On a cbc test mono % refers to monocytes not mononucleosis. High counts of monocytes could come from

chronic inflammation
stress response
immune-mediated disease
infectious mononucleosis
pyogranulomatous disease
red cell regeneration
Viral Fever

I hope this helps.
Beverly Brubaker Profile
Formal name; Heterophile antibody titer - OR -  infectious (mononucleosis). The mono test is used to help determine whether a patient has infectious (mononucleosis).  Did you go to the Doctor with a fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue? You need to ask your doctor about the the mono levels and what is viewed as to high and symptomatic of Mononucleosis.  Either way, mono is quite common and you need not to be to alarmed, just follow the doctors orders and remember you can pass it on to others through saliva (kissing and sharing/drinking).  Wash your hands frequently, you can pass it on through door knobs etc.  If you do have it, you'll need lots of rest.  Good Luck.
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Anonymous answered
My mono % was 11 - should I be worried
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Anonymous answered
I think , its something in your immune system , means that you might have viral or bacterial infection , if you have symptom of one of them , you need to see your doctor , but if you look normal that your immune system work on it but you must help it by drink clean water and fresh juice and eat healthy clean home food.
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Anonymous answered
If your mono auto test reads 40.5 which is .5 over the maximum. My doctor said that "ah, its nothing." It doesn't mean anything. Does this indicate that I may have mononucleosis (forgive the misspelling) What does it mean?

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