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question on cd4 counts
Apr 7, 2013

Is it accurate to say that with a total w b c count of 11900 17.5 percent lymphocytes and absolute lymphocytes 2.1 that cd4 would be around 1000 I derived this thru an online calculation I saw. I'm sure it's not 100 percent accurate but is it fairly close

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That would in general be close. However, total lymphocytes would be composed of b-cells, natural killer (NK) cells (each being about 5-10% of total lymphocytes), and t-lymphocytes, which in general are made up of 50% CD4+ and 50% CD8+ t-lymphocytes. So the number of CD4 cells would be < 1000.



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