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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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lab values and what they mean.

I have just found out that I'm HIV + and my 1st labs are cd4 425 and VL 52900. at this point my Dr. says that we do nothing, and I am to have new labs drawn and see him in 3-4 mounts. my question is with my VL of 52900 should i have labs done...
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
Probably not. Given your relatively good CD4 count you can afford to wait. It is important to have another set of numbers or two to see what your trend will be.... Read more »

Fatigue and lab values..

Hey doc!!I've been reading your repsonses for a while. You have a great bedside manner and seem to get the point across without the boring retoric. Having said that, I have a question.I have been + since 1983. I am a 45 yo male. Started haart...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Me"!Are you being a crybaby? Absolutely not. Fatigue is one of the most common things we HIVers have to cope with and tracking down the cause or causes can be challenging. Often, busy physicians just point us toward the nearest... Read more »

What do MCV and MCH values mean?

Hi Doc!You look great these days! By the way, I am a 40 year old female that had recent blood work done. Everything was completely normal except my "MCH and MCV" The one that can change due to altitude is higher than normal, the other...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Fan,The RBC (red blood cell) count, MCH (mean corpuscular volume) and MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) are some of the results reported out on your CBC (complete blood count). The RBC is your red blood cell count, which usually... Read more »


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 »
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Help I dont know what these labs mean!!! *DELETED*

Posted by CountTheStars, 1 Reply
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lab questions

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
on the test results for hiv does anyone know what the t-4 free is and the range being in between .8-1.8 ng/dl mean...and tsh .40- 5.50 mIU/L .....if my test at 4 weeks was 1.3 and 3.54 do u think im going to still be negative at 12 weeks just asking Read more »

First labs....

Posted by cowtownpoz, 4 Replies
Hello all- I was diagnosed about a month ago and have been reading posts on here since then. It seems there are a lot of good people on here, and I need that right now. About me- 28 y/o male in Columbus, OH, otherwise pretty healthy.

I just... Read more »

latest lab results

Posted by movingon, 4 Replies
Hey all - i haven't posted for a while as i have been concentrating on living a healthier lifestyle and trying to get my head back on since diagnosis in August. I just want to share my latest results with you all

1st set , August 07 . CD4 284, 29% ,... Read more »