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RN4kids
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. Just a question of a result from a lab test I had drawn. The immunologist had ordered some tests, and my Absolute CD4+ Cell count was really elevated. All I can find on google or any of my nursing books on the CD4 count is its relevance to HIV infection. Has anyone ever had an elevated CD4 result, and do you know what it means? Also, the percentage of my CD16+CD56 (natural killer cells)  was decreased. I guess I'm not a very good detective cause I can't seem to figure out what this means.  Thanks
 
MJ

redrose77
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cd4/glance.html best info I found
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33403 ok

Sorry best I could do
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
All are discussed on Wikipedia... start with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluster_of_differentiation

Even after looking at that, I think you have to be an immunologist to figure out what it might mean! Time to make that dr earns his/she money by explaining it all to you!

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RN4kids
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   Posted 8/18/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that's all that same stuff I found, I just don't know how to interpret any of it! Thanks :-)
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