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Flow Cytometry: Lymphocyte T and B Cells Counts

Flow Cytometry: Lymphocyte T and B Cells Counts

The immune system, our body's protective shield, relies heavily on different types of white blood cells called lymphocytes, specifically T and B cells. These cells serve as frontline soldiers and memory keepers in our battle against pathogens. Flow cytometry, a powerful technology, enables the identification and quantification of these vital cells by using markers such as CD3 (T cells) and CD19 (B cells).

  • Test NameFlow Cytometry: Lymphocyte T and B Cells Counts (%CD3, %CD19, ABS CD3, ABS CD19)
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredNo special preparation is required for this test. Always inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're currently taking.
  • Report Time24 hours

Understanding the numbers and ratios of these lymphocyte subsets can offer valuable insights into a person's immune status. It assists in diagnosing and monitoring various conditions ranging from infections to cancers and immune disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This test is crucial for assessing the immune system's functionality. By quantifying T and B cells, it provides key insights into a person's ability to respond to infections and can assist in diagnosing immune-related conditions.

No, fasting is not required for this test. You can continue your regular diet and daily activities unless otherwise advised by your doctor.

This test measures the percentage and absolute count of T and B cells in your blood. These counts provide valuable information about the state of your immune response.

The frequency of this test depends on your health status and your doctor's advice. It's commonly performed when diagnosing immune disorders or monitoring their treatment.

Normal values can vary based on several factors, such as age, overall health, and specific lab guidelines. Your doctor will interpret your results within this context.

No special precautions are necessary for this test. However, you should inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you're taking, as they may influence the results.

Several factors, including viral infections, certain cancers, immunosuppressive drugs, and the aging process can affect these levels. Some are modifiable (like diet), while others are not.

Consult an immunologist or oncologist if your test results are abnormal. They can provide further assessment and guide you towards the appropriate course of action.

As this test involves a blood draw, minor risks include pain or bruising at the injection site, lightheadedness, and a slight risk of infection.

An abnormal result indicates a potential problem with the immune system but doesn't diagnose a specific disease. Further investigations may be required to identify the exact issue.

Yes, certain medications, especially those that suppress the immune system, can influence these results. It's crucial to inform your doctor about all medications and supplements you're taking.

While some disorders that affect the immune system, such as cancers, are not preventable, leading a healthy lifestyle can support immune health and potentially reduce the risk of some diseases.

The treatment options vary depending on the specific disorder. Cancer treatments often involve surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, while immune deficiencies may need immune-boosting medications or even stem cell transplantation.

Some genetic immune deficiencies can be detected before birth through prenatal testing. However, many conditions affecting these counts, such as cancers, typically develop later in life.

The impact on lifespan can differ greatly depending on the specific disorder, its severity, and the effectiveness of treatment. Early detection and appropriate treatment can significantly improve prognosis and quality of life.

In an era of rapidly evolving pathogens, knowing your immune status is crucial. Understanding your test results is an essential part of your healthcare journey. It enables you to participate actively in discussions with your doctor and make informed decisions about your health. Remember, your health is your wealth, and knowledge is the first step to wellness.

Flowcytometry - Lymphocyte T and B Cells Counts (%CD3,%CD19, ABS CD3, ABS CD19)
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