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does a full blood count test for hiv

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: A blood count is not meant to diagnose hiv.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant - drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an i ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No-CBC not the : Proper test for hiv. A complete blood cell count with or without a differential will not diagnose hiv.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Not by itself: CBC may give you clues (like low lymphocyte count) but definitive dx of HIV infection requires identifying the virus (or antibodies to it) in the ser ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Types of blood cells: A complete blood count (CBC) tests for three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It also give characteristics (si ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: CBC provides information about hemoglobin and white blood cells etc but does not address blood volume.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu answered
18 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No, you need bmp/cmp: A complete blood count will show indices related to your white and red blood counts, as well as your platelets. It will not show any information rela ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Blood test: Sorry, but you have to check this with your doctor. He/she needs to fully explain what blood work is being done and why.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: If the smear is viewed and reported, and the physician reads the full report, you'll be told whether you have sickle cell disease. The trait requires ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience Gastroenterology
No: There is no such thing as systemic candida disease.

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