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A 44-year-old female asked:

What would tcells 83% cd4/cd8 ratio of 6.5, nk 2%, polytypic bcells 15% mean? i've been having abnormal blood work so they completed a flow cytometry.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not that much: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there's a lot of variability in these. BUT in HIV or other immunosuppression, the T cell count is low and the CD4 ratio is LOW.. below 2 not above 5. BUT the polytypia, the elevated counts all imply an ongoing chronic infection such as TB, chronic viral infection (non-HIV) syphillis, lyme, etc.

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