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Question

What does viral load test info mean?

My viral load blood test result says: “The linear range of this essay is 150 – 10,000 copies/mL (2.16 – 7 log copies)”. 

My cd4 count 928 but i don’t know what it means

Answer

Hi

This sentence just gives the range of sensitivity for the viral load test: it can measure from 150 to 100,000 copies/mL.

If your results i undetectable, it means that your result is less than 150 copies/mL

This link explains how numbers are converted into “logs”:

http://i-base.info/qa/factsheets/viral-load-converting-log-values-to-numbers

Your CD4 count is very good because it is higher than 500 cells/mm3.

2 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Solomon,

    Please see the answer to your previous comment here http://i-base.info/qa/6204

  2. Solomon

    Hi Simon

    I just tested positive with a 258000 viral load. What’s my cd4 count from these numbers? My testers weren’t clear on this part.

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