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Normal Laboratory Values In HIV-positive Children

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Normal Laboratory Values

Important Notes Each commercial laboratory has its own set of"normal" values, called "Normal Range" or"Reference Range" on your lab report. These valuesdepend on the equipment or method used. Compare your results tothe range shown on your lab report. Results that are "outof range" may not represent a problem. Your test resultscan be affected by several factors, including your age or gender,if you are pregnant, the time of day when the sample was...
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HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your test result at six months of "0.11" is "nonreactive." That means you are definitively and conclusively HIV negative. The "index value" (also called the "signal-to-cutoff ratio") is a technical term... Read more »

Normal Lab Values

My daughter was dx with Hep C and HIV positive on 4/2008. Her first labs were CD4-471 and Viral Load 38,000. What are normal values for a person non infected and what are the values when treatment should be considered. How often should values be...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
A normal CD4 count for people without HIV infection is between about 500-1500. Her HIV viral load is in the moderate range, the range being about 50 to 1 million. In general, we consider HIV treatment for anyone with a CD4 count < 350, or if >... Read more »

Pshychological Impact of Tests (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I have had two HIV tests in my life. I have not been involved in adverse sexual activities but being a dentist, I have had a few pricks during practice which happened around Jan/Feb last year. Also, I never had unprotected sex with any1 and ive been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,"Adverse sexual activities"??? What might they be??? Perhaps the opposite of propitious sexual endeavors?Do you need to worry about a 0.13 signal-to-cut-off value? No, absolutely not. Anything less than 1.0 would be considered a... Read more »

PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND MY VALUES

% CD3+/CD45+ (T-CELLS) 82.1ABSOLUTE CD3+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 2236 High% CD3+/CD4+ (T-HELPER CELLS) 26.8ABSOLUTE CD4+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 732% CD3+/CD8+ (T-SUPPRESSOR CELLS) 48.6 HighABSOLUTE CD8+ LYMPHOCYTE COUNT 1324 HighCD4/CD8 RATIO 0.55 LowI am a...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is excellent information about HIV and laboratory tests on this website. Your CD4 count is in the normal range, and your CD8 cell count is increased in reaction to HIV infection. That is why the total t lymphocyte count is elevated and the... Read more »
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