My sister wasn't feeling well and had symptoms of mono or cancer/leukemia and went to ER. They took cbc blood test and said it's not leukemia but mono. Is it 100 percent accurate? Is there difference in white blood count how they look in mono and leukemia?
I asked them to do a spinal test to check bone marrow. At that time I thought her cousin died from leukemia in Russia but it was blood infection instead. I suspect the hospital lied to us that bone marrow indicated leukemia. Or they assumed so because I told them about family history.. They had a leukemia study going on in that hospital for research. How could blood test indicate that it was mono and not leukemia when i read on medical websites that blood cells would look very different from mono and leukemia.. Please help!
I've tested positive for mono and continued to have leukemia-like symptoms (bruising, bleeding gums, bone pain), and I asked for a copy of my blood work and so far my white count is normal, which doesn't indicate leukemia (thus, I'm probably concerned over nothing). They won't have lied. Bone marrow is also easier checked via hipbone? But blood tests, see, there's lots of them. For mono diagnosis they do a Monospot and they test for EBV and CVA antibodies. It's complicated, but there is a difference. Mono and leukemia have very similar symptoms. Ask for the details of the blood test, and a print out, and they can explain it to you. Keep an eye on her condition, but it's most likely mono.