The mono test screens for mononucleosis by measuring heterophile antibody levels.
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The mono test, also known as the heterophile antibody test and mono blood test, checks for the presence of heterophile antibodies in the blood. This test is frequently used by people looking to screen for the presence of an illness called mononucleosis.
Mononucleosis, also known as mono, is an infectious disease spread by fluids like saliva. In most cases, mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms of a mono infection include generalized fatigue, fever, and a sore throat with swollen lymph nodes. This mono blood test works by testing the blood against an antibody mixture from several animals.
Some people may test negative on this mono blood test even though they have suspicious symptoms. As a result, some people order the more precise Epstein-Barr antibody test at the same time as or after a negative mono test to get a more accurate laboratory picture of whether they have a mono infection.
To get this heterophile antibody screen mono test near you, order online and get tested at the Quest Diagnostics lab you selected. Once your mono blood test report is ready, it can be downloaded. As can be seen on the sample mono lab test report above, a negative result will be reported if no heterophile antibodies are detected in the blood.
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