What Does A Low (3.8 L) Mono Auto Count Mean In A Blood Test?


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Abi Ainscough answered
Mono counts are used in a blood test to help diagnose whether a patient, who has symptoms of mono, has infectious mononucleosis. Typically mono tests are either positive or negative. A low mono auto count will mean that you do have infectious mononucleosis but that it is not too severe. You will have an increased number of white blood cells, reactive lymphocytes and other symptoms of mono. These symptoms may include a fever, headache, sore throat, swollen glands, weakness, stomach pains and a rash.

Symptoms of mono can normally be resolved without any within one to four months. If you have had any symptoms that include an enlargement of the liver, you may have to reduce the amount of activities you take part in. Severe or fatal cases of infectious mononucleosis are very rare. Quite often referred to as the 'kissing disease', mono can be spread through saliva. The saliva does not have to be exchanged through kissing but it is the most common method in adolescents. People with the infection will be contagious for a number of weeks, even when they are not showing any symptoms. The incubation period of the disease can vary from between four and six weeks. It is almost impossible to stop the virus from spreading and it is suggested that nearly everyone will carry the EBV virus, although not necessarily have mono, by the time that they are 40. Even though the symptoms of mono may disappear the EBV virus will remain inactive in the body. This means that the virus can be reactivated later on in life and usually occurs without any other symptoms. It is very rare for the EBV virus to be linked to any other diseases. While some links have been made, in most normal circumstances it is a very uncommon occurrence.
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ray of light answered
I have not heard about word like mono auto count. The CBC or complete blood count includes the count of RBCs, WBCs, platelet count, Hemoglobin, hematocrit, MCV, MCH and MCHC. The mono auto count might not be related  term. Check spelling and discus with your doctor. If you get answer, please inform me for my knowledge.
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Anonymous commented
There is such a test because I have the same test and wanted to know myself. Mine was listed as Mono %, Auto and I'm taking it right off the lab results report. I'd like to know the answer to this question too. My range is from 1-12% as normal.
Anonymous commented
I know this thread is quite old, but yes- auto mono does exist. Mines low, but don't know what that really entails.

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