Jul 24, 2005
Ok i have this test result in 1999 stating: CD3+CD4+cells 34.1% and expected ratio 42.0-58.0%(663-1477) CD3+CD8+cells 27.2% with expected ratio 22-30.0 % (342-754)
CD3+Cells at 67.7% and expected ratio 69.5-81.3%
3 months ago i retested and have the following results
T4%= 32.9 cells 754 T8%= 33.1 cells 759 T3%= 74.5 cells 1709 ratio T4/T8 = 1
questions a)am i getting better or worse?? CD4 cells have raised but ratio has gone down to 1 from 1.3- yet CD8 cells have raised as well to bring the ratio down
b) how do they estimate them T4 and T8 absolute counts?? Does the T3% consist of T4+T8 percentage only?? I dont really understand the maths behind this.
c) In the first case, when i had CD3+CD4+ cells 34.1% with expected range from 42-58% does this mean that my T4 cells where 34.1%. I dont understand the term CD3+CD4+ cells. Is it the same as T4??
Thanks for your time, if you pls explain i will be most grateful
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate what your HIV viral load is or whether you are receiving HIV meds or not.
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