CD4/CD8 Enumeration and Viral Load Testing

CD4/CD8 Enumeration and Viral Load Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
T-cell profile, cell surface immunotyping.

Rationale
To monitor myeloproliferative diseases, immunodeficiency conditions, and HIV disease progression including the effectiveness of retroviral therapy.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Flow cytometry) Results are not interchangeable from method to method. Therefore, it is important to use the same method for serial testing.

Mature T Cells (CD3)Helper T Cells (CD4)Suppressor T Cells (CD8)CD4/CD8
Absolute (cells/microL)%Absolute (cells/microL)%Absolute (cells/microL)%
Adult527–2,84649–81332–1,64228–51170–81112–381–2

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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