St Paul Mono Testing Clinic

Mononucleosis (mono for short), a very common illness for children,is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. At some point during childhood, nearly all kids are exposed to this virus, although mono symptoms are usually more noticeable during teen years than early childhood. While many people know mono as “the kissing disease,” there are actually a variety of ways to contract the illness, including coughing, sneezing, and any contact with the saliva of someone with mono. Symptoms of mono typically appear 4 to 7 weeks following contact with the virus and may include:

  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Low appetite
  • Sore throat
  • Sore muscles
  • Abdominal pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Skin rash
  • Enlarged liver or spleen

As these symptoms are similar to those of influenza, testing for mono in St Paul is often a necessary course of action. At Dakota Pediatrics, we provide mono testing St Paul parents trust to identify the disease. Our providers may complete a blood test or a physical exam to look for swollen lymph nodes or an enlarged liver. If your child is diagnosed with the virus, it is important to know that it typically requires no treatment and heals on its own within several weeks. Mono complications, such as meningitis, heart inflammation and trouble breathing can occur on rare occasions. If you suspect that your child is suffering from mono, take them in to our clinic to be seen by our caring providers.

Clinic Hours

St. Paul
by appointment only.

Inver Grove Heights
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8 am - 8 pm
Tues, Fri: 8 am - 5 pm

Hours subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.

Both clinics closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
During off-hours, providers are on-call 24/7.

For same day appointments, phones are answered by clinic staff 15 minutes prior to regular business hours.

Contact Us

St. Paul
968 Grand Avenue
(the Health Foundations Birth Center building)
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 455-9697

Inver Grove Heights
5975 Carmen Ave E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
(651) 455-9697