Will the flu affect my blood work?
16 July 2022. Related: All topics, CD4 and viral load, Coinfections.
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.