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hiv/hvc coinfected

Jul 20, 2003

can you tell me what the following mean or stand for on my labs 1. hemoglobin 2. hemacrit 3.MCV 4.MCH 5.MCHC

Thanks -s- steve gambino 6.RDW

From 3-6 are most important to me. i just what to know what the initials stand for and if you have space and time, what they tell one. Thanks so much.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This are all measurements of red blood cell size and hemoglobin content. MCV-mean corpuscular volume MCH-mean corpuscular hemoglobin MCHC-mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration RDW- red cell distribution width.

CD4/CD8 ratio same thing as CD4?
cd4 and Vload dropping

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