Your doctor will ask you about your medical history and current symptoms. He or she will want to know about recent exposure to anyone with mononucleosis or mono-like symptoms.
During a physical exam, your doctor will look for signs of mononucleosis. These include:
Your doctor also will do blood tests to help make the diagnosis. The results of these blood tests may not be abnormal until the person has been ill for a week.
Two types of blood tests help to make the diagnosis:
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