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In layman's terms, what do these lab blood results mean? EBV…

In layman's terms, what do...
In layman's terms, what do these lab blood results mean?
EBV Ab VCA IgM .2
EBV Early Antigen Ab, IgG 8.0 (H)
EBV Nuclear Antigen Ab, IgG >8.0 (H)
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3/13/2012
Louise Sivak, M.D.
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Hello,
These are a set of tests done to try to diagnosis infectious mononucleosis which is most often caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). These results indicate that you had EBV likely 2-6 months ago. The IgM being low indicates no current / very recent infection.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
My daughter is currently experiencing fatigue and trying to find the cause. Would fatigue now "probably" or "possibly" be a result of that infection.
Is there a recommended follow up? Medications, etc?
Hello, How old is your daughter? What specifically are her symptoms and for how long has she had them?
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
She's 37. Not feeling well for probably 3 months (?), very fatigued the past month. Some nausea during the month, sinus infection, seasonal allergies, also..borderline diabetic. Blood test for Thyroid is negative. on meds for BP and cholestoral.
Thanks. Bot***** *****ne, Yes. Her fatigue may be attributable to EBV infection, however most people contract the illness by 20 years of age, so a recent infection is less likely. Mono can last for weeks > months and cause extreme fatigue. Based on the serologies alone, she should be feeling better in next 4-6 weeks (everyone is different). If she feels worse, is losing weight, has severe loss of appetite or other concerning symptoms, or is not better in another 6-8 weeks, then she should see her doctor again. Hope this helps and hope your Mom feels better very soon.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Apparently I typed in a line of results wrong: please note the corrections

EBV Ab VCA, IgM 0.2
EBV Early Antigen Ab, IgG <0.2
EBV Ab VCA, IgG > 8.0
EBV Nuclear Antigen Ab, IgG >8.0
Thanks for correction. This pushes date of "recent" infection out to months > years.
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