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A 46-year-old member asked:

# what do you suggest if my cd4/cd8 ratio is 3.27 and the reference range is 0.54 - 2.97.?

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Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Can be normal: Why was the test run? The ration you quote is for 95 out of 100 people (95% confidence limits). So you are a little out of that range. In some autoimmune diseases, (where the immune system acts against the body), the ratio may be even higher. It is the opposite of what happens in AIDS.If you have no disease to go with the test, forget about it.

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# What is the cd4/cd8 ratio?

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A 40-year-old member asked:

# What do you know about this CD4 cd8 problem? What is it?

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# What are the differences between your CD4 t cells and cd8 t cells?

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More or less ...: ...Opposites: cd4's promote immune response, and cd8's suppress it.
Last updated Nov 30, 2014

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