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Apr 8, 2002

Dear Doctors,

When using a PCR to look for proviral HIV DNA, is the DNA the test is looking for in neutrophils or lymphocytes, or neither or both.

Would a low neutrophil count affect the test <1000 or would it have to be lower like around <500 for a false negative.

Thanks for all your time...

Response from Dr. Holodniy

The test looks for HIV DNA in mononuclear cells, which would be monocytes and lymphocytes.

high sgpt

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