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How much does the mono test cost?
Mononucleosis, mono test cost ranges between $32 and $49 in different labs and facilities across the U.S. No prior appointment is required. Compare the price, order your test online and visit the nearest lab during lab business hours. Complete the procedure and get the results in your email in 2 to 3 business days.
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FAQ's on Mono Blood Test
A mono test is a simple blood test done to detect infectious mononucleosis.
Mononucleosis is a contagious illness that is mostly caused by the EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus). It is also known as the “kissing disease” because the Epstein-Barr virus can be easily transmitted through kissing. The virus spreads through body fluids, so it can also be spread by sharing drinks or utensils. Sometimes, it can also be transmitted through blood and semen. However, all the people infected with EBV are not expected to get mono.
A mono test helps to diagnose infectious mononucleosis (mono). Your physician will order a mono test when you experience the following symptoms.
- Night sweats
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Stomach pain
- Enlarged spleen/liver (in rare cases)
- Muscle pain
Sometimes, these symptoms can be confused with the symptoms of cold and flu. But when the symptoms prolong for more than 10 days, it is highly recommended to consult a physician.
Symptoms of mononucleosis
During this test, a lab technician or a phlebotomist will cleanse the area to be injected with an antiseptic and wrap an elastic band around the upper arm to make the vein visible and pool with blood. He/she then injects a needle to draw a sample of blood and collects the sample in a vial (a glass container) or a test tube. After the blood sample is drawn, you will be asked to apply pressure on the puncture site with a cotton ball to stop bleeding. The collected blood sample is then sent to the laboratory for further testing.
It takes less than 5 to 10 minutes to perform this test.
There is no special preparation required for a mono blood test.
There are no possible risks or complications in the mono test. But sometimes after the blood sample is drawn, you might feel dizziness, slight pain, bruise, soreness or redness in the injected area for a very little period.
If the test results are negative, most of the time it means that you do not have mononucleosis. Even though the result is negative, your physician might repeat the test to make sure that you do not have a mono.
If the test results are positive, it indicates infectious mononucleosis. Your physician will also consider other blood tests like CBC (Complete Blood Count), blood smear and your symptoms to make an accurate diagnosis.