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T-cell (cd4) 40.1% means what?

Jun 18, 1999

Dear Dr, I just took a T-cell(cd4) count test. The result is 40.1%. I don't understand what this mean. I know that, the normal T-cell count should between 500 to 1,500 per cubic millimeter. could you tell me that my result (40.1%) means how much cells in per cubic millimeter. Is the value(40.1%) a higher T-cell count or lower T-cell count? I can't get the answer from my doctor so I ask you these questions.


Response from Dr. Holodniy

40% represents a normal percentage of CD4 cells. In other words, 40% of the lymphocytes counted are CD4 lymphocytes, and 60% are other kinds of lymphocytes like CD8 cells. MH

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