Q and A


Will the flu affect my blood work?

I’m just getting over the flu. I have blood work scheduled 36 hours from now. Will it affect my lab results?


Hi, how are you?

Your blood work is not going to significantly change – if at all. It is still best to have your blood work done when initially planned.

An infection may temporarily change your viral load and CD4 count but not to a degree to be concerned. If this result is much different than expected the test will be done again.



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