Oct 27, 2013
hy dear doc,mark....from europe :-) ok i have one question. I get my lab results and one thing I dont understand.... why my cd 4 number (1040) is much more higer that cd4 % (29%)??? I am first month on arv (epizom,sustiva) and my VL is aronud 20,000. like i said my cd 4 is 1040,but my cd 4% is low and why is that???those two lab resulst are not match.....and that is not first time that they are so diffrent. thank you for your response.... take care....by
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Well your CD4 percent is just barely out of the normal range, which is usually 30-50%, depending on the laboratory doing the test. The CD4 count can vary for a number of reasons (time of day, other ongoing medical conditions, after immunizations, etc., and the CD4% is a more stable number over time). I don't see a real disconnect, and things will change again after you start treatment.
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