Lymphocyte subsets (CD3/CD4/CD8)
Assess immune function and diagnose HIV infection, immunodeficiency, and autoimmune diseases.
- 15 min15 minutes
- 210 British pounds£210
- 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK
Lymphocyte subsets refer to different types of white blood cells, or lymphocytes, that can be identified and quantified through laboratory testing. CD3, CD4, and CD8 are specific surface markers or proteins that are expressed on different types of lymphocytes. CD3 is a marker found on all T cells, while CD4 and CD8 are found on specific subsets of T cells. CD4 T cells, also known as helper T cells, play a key role in the immune response by coordinating the activities of other immune cells and helping to activate B cells to produce antibodies. CD8 T cells, also known as cytotoxic T cells, are involved in killing infected or abnormal cells, such as cancer cells or cells infected with viruses. Measuring lymphocyte subsets, particularly CD4 and CD8 T cells, can be useful in diagnosing and monitoring a variety of immune-related conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, and certain types of cancer. By quantifying these subsets, medical doctors can get a better understanding of the immune status of an individual and track changes in immune function over time. Lymphocyte subset testing may also be used to monitor the effectiveness of certain medical treatments, such as immunosuppressive therapy, or to assess the risk of certain infections, such as opportunistic infections in individuals with HIV/AIDS. Sample: BLOOD Results: 2 WEEKS Phlebotomy fee: Included in price Code: G14
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305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK