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Blood Lab Normal Range Of Cd4

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CD4 Cell Tests

...the CD4 cell percentages. These percentages refer to total lymphocytes. If your test reports CD4% = 34%, that means that 34% of your lymphocytes were CD4 cells. This percentage is more stable than the number of CD4 cells. The normal range is somewhere between 30% and 60%. Different labs use different ranges. There are no guidelines for treatment decisions based on CD4%. However, a CD4% below 14% is a definition of AIDS. A CD4 count below 200...
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my hiv labs

i need help understandin my labs and what they meanCD4 COUNT:822.CD4%:43.1HIV RNA PCR:118.WBC:8.0HBG:13.1HCT:38.9PLATELETS:216
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
...Your CD4 count and percent are in the normal range and your HIV viral load is very low. The rest of your blood counts are normal. Read more »

Just diagnosed, and my second blood test shows jump in CD4 and decrease in viral load

Hi, I was diagnosed with HIV about 3 months ago. My first CD4 documented results were 714...now they are 834. Also, my viral load was 51,000. Now is it 34,000. I am not on meds. Is this normal?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...fairly typical variation in the the range of the tests; most importantly, they show that your CD4 count is stable and within the normal range; your viral load is an "average" level (namely, neither exceptionally high, nor exceptionally low).I... Read more »

Lab numbers, medication?

Hi... I recently got diagnosed with HIV and my first cd4/viral labs were done 2 months ago....cd4 - 439, vl - 1392. I just got my 2nd round of tests done and my cd4 went up to 519, and my vl went to 5,337..... Before this last round I also recieved...
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
...Your CD4 count is in the normal range and your viral load is very low. At this point there is no urgency to start meds and I think you can look at a few more points Read more »

Help understand lab results

My brother was recently diagnosed and has a CD4 absolute of 444 and a CD4% of 17. Something labled "HIV TAQMAN/HIV RNA QUANT" is 189,000. He doesn't have any idea what any of this means. Are these good or bad numbers? He has an appointment with his...
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
...measures how much HIV is circulating in the blood. A viral load of 189,000 is high. A CD4 count of 444 is relatively good. The normal range in someone who is not infected is 500-1500. However, the CD4% is low, normal range is about 30-50%. Taken... Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...Don't worry too much about asingle unexpected result -- usually trends over time are more important. Most lab reports show the normal range of results from each test andhighlight any of your results that are outside the normal range. The... Read more »
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Blood Work: A Complete Guide for Monitoring HIV

...make it simpler to understand test results by including a "normal" range, or high and low values. The results that fall outside normal ranges are likely the most important ones. Those that are above or below normal are often highlighted on your... Read more »
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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...of CD4 and CD8+ cells in a blood sample. The CD4 percentage is the percentage of CD4 cells in the total lymphocyte count. The normal range is 28-58%. Why Do You Use CD4 Counts? CD4 cell counts tell you how many of these cells are present... Read more »
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The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...factor treatment and 52 with the largest amount of lifetime treatments. Patients in both groups had CD4+ T cell-counts within the normal range ( Hasset et al. Blood 1993;82:1351). In another report from the Transfusion Safety Study, no... Read more »
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Please explain what these results mean

Posted by Soloandlonely, 4 Replies
...what the following information mean? Does it mean one needs treatment or not? RNA copies : 160080 cp/ml Log units : 5.204 CD4 ( 444) Please answer.. Read more »

I tested + about a month ago AND AM FREAKIN OUT

Posted by EMIA10132, 16 Replies
...TO GET TESTED WITH MY B/F I HADNT HAD A TEST IN I DONT KNOW HOW LONG WHICH IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE I NOW KNOW, MY CD4 COUNT WAS 160 AND HAD A VIRAL LOAD OF 200K EVERYONE KEEPS TELLING ME IM GOING TO BE FINE AND THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE I... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...that specializes in hiv, I was diagnosed 5 mos ago.and my last blood test was done last week and results are in today ...... cd4 320, viral load 26000. this is the 4 th blood test done, and the viral load has come down a few thousand and cd4 has... Read more »

Experience sought with med starting times...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Have you started meds early in infection or later after an OI, low CD4? Can you share experience? Trying to figure best time to begin and what are advantages and disadvantages of starter sooner Read more »