Ack! This evening we had a 17 year old kid with a fever come into our E.R.
The Doc ordered a spinal tap first, and then serum tests for:
3. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
4. Epstein-Barr Virus
5. Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis
6. West Nile
7. Lyme Disease
After the spinal tap and after packaging all that esoteric stuff to send to our reference lab, the E.R. added on a rapid test for mononucleosis.
Guess who has mono? Who says defensive medicine isn't fun?