Timing of CD4 count
Mar 28, 2004
Any problem having blood for T cell subset taken during a glucose tolerance test? Could the very concentrated serum levels of glucose raise or lower the CD4 and Cd8 counts? I know that glucose causes a rush to the metabolism,so I was wondering if this could falsely/temporarily raise or lower T cells.
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your question.
I'm not aware of any issues of testing T cells during a glucose tolerance test. Remember, that if you have a normal insulin response, that the glucose load during the test actually shouldn't significantly raise the glucose levels in the blood.
Thanks for reading. BY
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