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If a person had mononucleosis two months ago, can a test of…

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If a person had mononucleosis two months ago, can a test of his blood two months later, still prove that he had the disease?

Doctor's Assistant: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?

A blood test, Yes it is a time issue

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Just that the symptoms are very similar - complete exhaustion, Rash on arms & loss of appetite

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes heterophil antibody test can detect mononucleosis if 2 months have passed.

A titer of less than 1:10 means that you have never been exposed to EBV. If no IgM against EBV is present then you have no active infection at present. If IgG is present,it may mean that you have been exposed toEBV in the past.

So basically the titers and type of antibody both help decide whether you have an active infection or had an infection in the past.

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