New Test to Determine Difference Between Mono and Tonsillitis

Patients who have mono and tonsillitis have similar symptoms but different risks and treatments.

Determining which illness a patient has is crucial and now researchers believe they have an inexpensive, accurate test.

Researchers found a simple blood test might be able to accurately distinguish between the two.

The blood test determines levels of a particular type of white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Researchers found patients with mono have a higher ratio of the cells.

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