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Author Topic: Initial blood work results are in  (Read 345 times)

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Offline beachlife315

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Initial blood work results are in
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:52:10 PM »
Well, made it through the first week. As expected, it was a rough couple of days/nights, but I am back to my everyday routine; working, exercising and eating right, just as I was before last Wednesday and not constantly thinking about this as much anymore. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and/or reply to my first post:) I had a series of blood work done on 2/19 and still waiting on a few more results to come in. My first appointment with the ID doc is this coming Monday, 3/2. They already have copies of everything I have so far, so I am keeping one step ahead.
Just thought I would share what I have so far. Looking forward to my appointment and have been learning oh so much:)
Tested Neg: 11/17/2014 (tested every 3 months)
Tested Poz: 2/18/2015
Infected: ?
Blood work drawn: 02/19/2015
CD19+ Lymphs  18.7%
CD3 Pos Lymph  68.5%
CD4 Pos Lymph  40.5%
CD8 Pos Lymph  23.8%
CD4/CD8 Ratio  1.70
(all above say within normal ref range)
HIV-1 RNA by PCR 960 copies/ml (Is this my viral load?)
Hep B  Neg
Hep C  Neg
Metabolic Panel  All results normal
Chest x-ray Normal
Thats all I have at this time. Still waiting for Quantiferon results. I thought there would be a result showing me a number also for my CD4 level. Maybe that is separate?
Have a great day! Jim

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Re: Initial blood work results are in
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 07:49:35 PM »
yep, thats your viral load count

my cd4 count comes back on a different set of results, and takes a little longer to get back... but you've included information from those results... it may be that you're a little new to reading

i get two sets, one titled HIV-1 RNA-PCR,QUANT which only shows my viral load, the other panel titled LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS which shows all lymphocyte results (this would be where i find cd4 count

mine look like this
Component      Standard Range                       Your Value
CD4,HELP/IND#      468-1599 /mcL      (this is the absolute count)

edited to add:
i would ask your doctor to go over the results once very thoroughly, and teach you how read them in whatever format you may be looking at
An honest tune with a lingering lead has taken me this far

Offline beachlife315

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Re: Initial blood work results are in
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 09:23:28 PM »
Hi Zach,
Yes, I am most definitely new to reading these results and your info helped.

Offline Tonny2

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Re: Initial blood work results are in
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 07:44:38 PM »
Hi Zach,
Yes, I am most definitely new to reading these results and your info helped.

        ojo      Hi Jim, if I may, make a list of all your doubt so you can ask your doctor, put that list oin your wallet, so you don't forget it, it hsd hsppened to me...you should know your cd4 absolute, cd4% and VL, leave tot he doctor the rest, it might be confussing...I don't think I welcome you,      so, good luck and hugs    ojo

Offline beachlife315

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Re: Initial blood work results are in
« Reply #4 on: Today at 02:19:27 PM »
My GP gave me another copy of my results today, which when I got home and looked at, confused me a little. I have my first appt with my ID on Monday but Im just being nosey and wanted to know my results myself prior.
My lab now reads:
RNA, Real Time PCR (Graph)
HIV-1 RNA by PCR  960 copies/mL
Reportable range for this is 20 to 10,000,000 copies HIV-1 RNA/mL
RealTime Abbott
HIV-1 RNA by PCR  1,480 copies/mL
Reportable range for this is 40 to 10,000,000 copies HIV-1 RNA
Might somebody know which one would be my true VL? I was confused seeing a second number now.
Also, I am still only seeing CD4 in percentage (40.5%), no absolute number received. I am guessing this may be coming separately?


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