Cd4 Blood Test
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Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study SaysResearchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
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University of Minnesota, School of MedicineOverall CD4 increase and safety labs that you describe are reassuring and fairly typical (in a good way). CD4 response is highly variable with perhaps 20% NOT having a good increase despite suppression of HIV levels so you seem to be off to decent... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicinePossibly. You don't indicate what your absolute CD4 count is. Given a CD4% of 13% it is likely your CD4 count is < 300. Although your viral load is on the low to moderate side, you CD4 count percent indicates pretty significant immune system... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineThe numbers you present are what are typically reported when someone orders t cell subsets. The report usually provides the total number and percent of the different cell types. The types of cells reported are usually all t cells (CD3+ cells, which... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello and thanks for your post.Your labs show a 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,... Read more »
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Posted by yoshimi2, 1 ReplyI am going to have another test next week. But here in Ireland the only tests available are ag/ab blood analysis. They only do a PCR test if they find a positive result from the initial test. I dont know what to do. I feel so restricted. And I... Read more »
Posted by Brickwall, 2 RepliesAnyone that have had severe hiv related symptoms for a long time and still tested negative?
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Posted by asianboy, 1 ReplyI was tested positive last December 2010 (CD4=11), and was utterly devastated. My whole world came to a halt --- career, plans, everything. I thought that was the end of it.
In my recent blood test, my CD4 is now up to 88. I could've never been... Read more »
Posted by goloka, 2 RepliesIf you are recently infected, how long before your CD 4 is droped and WBC and CD 8 is up and ratio is inverted ?
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