What Does a Mono Test Involve?
If you have lingering fatigue that just won’t seem to go away, mononucleosis (or mono for short) may be to blame. This viral infection can be transferred through saliva during a kiss or while sharing utensils or a drink. It’s even possible to contract mono if an affected individual coughs or sneezes while standing close to you.
Visiting a physician for a mono test is the only surefire way to know if this infection is to blame for your symptoms. A mono test is a simple; a clinician takes a small blood sample which is evaluated for antibodies that are related to the Epstein-Barr virus, the most common cause of mono. The clinician can also check for elevated white blood cell counts, another common sign of this condition. These blood tests may be accompanied by a physical exam to evaluate the lymph nodes and tonsils for evidence of infection.
Mono testing at Lifeline Urgent Care
In Houston, Texas, Lifeline Urgent Care can provide you with a mono test and symptoms treatment on a walk-in basis. Our modern, full-service immediate care center is equipped with a clinical lab and digital X-ray machine to promptly provide many diagnostic services onsite. We keep our wait times brief and have extended hours every day to accommodate our busy patients – visit us during the week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you have any questions about what a mono test involves, we encourage you to contact Lifeline Urgent Care or simply stop by when it’s convenient for you. Be sure to ask us about our low rates and membership plan.
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