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Common Test-Ordering Errors
Part 2: Misordered Tests

T & B Cells



CD4 Count for Immune Monitoring, Blood (#84348)

Slide 6

May 2010

We have a test for monitoring AIDS patients—“CD4 Count for Immune Monitoring.” This test measures only T cells and is sufficient for patients with AIDS, because it is the T-cell population of lymphocytes that is targeted by the AIDS virus, and T-cell counts play a key role in making the diagnosis, determining treatment, and following the course of the disease.

CD4 Count for Immune Monitoring, Blood

 


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