CD4/CD8 Enumeration and Viral Load Testing
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To monitor HIV disease progression and the effectiveness of retroviral therapy.
Whole blood collected in a green-top (heparin) tube.
(Method: Flow cytometry)
|Mature T cells (CD3)||Helper T cells (CD4)||Suppressor T cells (CD8)|
|Age||Absolute (cells/microL)||%||Absolute (cells/microL)||%||Absolute (cells/microL)||%|
|Pediatric values adapted with permission by Elsevier from Shearer, W., et al. (November 2003). Lymphocyte subsets in healthy children from birth through 18 years of age: The pediatric AIDS clinical trials group P1009 study. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 112(5): 973–980.|