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Mononucleosis (Mono) Test

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Also known as: Mononucleosis Spot Test; Mononuclear Heterophile Test; Heterophile Antibody Test; Monospot
Formal name: Heterophile Antibody Titer

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect and help diagnose infectious mononucleosis (mono)

When to Get Tested?

When a person, especially an adolescent, has symptoms of mononucleosis, including fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from pricking of your fingertip or from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None