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How to interpret the cd57 panel

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by sk123, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. sk123

    sk123

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    Hi All
    I was wondering can someone shed some light on how to interpret the CD57 panel? The test was performed by Labcorp.

    Test results were CD8-/CD57+ to be 7.2 %( reference range was 2-17)
    and absolute CD8-CD57+ lymphs was 151 /uL (reference range being 60-360)

    What all can be deduced from this test? Does this give any insight for stealth infections?
    What is an optimal result for this test?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

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    These are normal results. There is no optimal result. People vary a lot for no obvious reason but that is not surprising because these cells are just trafficking through blood. They do not do anything there. Numbers do not tell us anything much unless they are very high or very low. There is little or no evidence for 'stealth infections' in ME.
     
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  3. sk123

    sk123

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    @ Jonathan Edwards
    Thank you sir for your reply!
     
  4. MAOAr297r

    MAOAr297r Senior Member

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    I had my CD57 done and it was 32.... My doctors said it didn't mean anything though. Any objections?
     
  5. sk123

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    @MAOAr297r
    From what i had been reading less than 60 is indicative for Lyme. Not 100 percent sure on this. I hope someone else chimes in.
     
  6. MAOAr297r

    MAOAr297r Senior Member

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    They said that at one point. I had a PCR, Western blot by igenex and a culture and they were all negative though...weird
     
  7. sk123

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    Maybe some other stealth viruses can cause these low numbers?!
     
  8. MAOAr297r

    MAOAr297r Senior Member

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    Oh Yeah that rings a bell. I read a paper about CMV possibly doing that.
     
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