Laboratory Tests

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120. Normal Laboratory Values
A listing of normal values for commonly used laboratory tests
[Reviewed September 30, 2014]

121. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
A description of the laboratory tests included in a complete blood count (CBC).
[Reviewed April 21, 2014]

122. Chemistry Panel
A description of the laboratory tests normally included in a chemistry panel, plus electrolytes and kidney and liver function tests.
[Reviewed April 21, 2014]

123. Blood Sugar and Fats
A description of the laboratory tests for blood levels of fats (triglycerides and cholesterol) and sugar (glucose).
[Reviewed June 4, 2014]

124. CD4 Cell Tests
A description of CD4 cell tests, how they are done, and what the results mean. Which diseases appear at various CD4 cell levels.
[Revised May 16, 2014]

125. Viral Load Tests
A description of viral load tests, how they are done, and what the results mean.
[Reviewed September 28, 2016]

126. HIV Resistance Testing
A description of genotypic and phenotypic tests for viral resistance, how they are used, and what the results mean.
[Reviewed June 14, 2016]

127. Drug Level Testing
Therapeutic drug monitoring means testing blood to measure how much of a drug is present. Unusual drug levels might explain high levels of side effects, or treatment failure.
[Reviewed April 21, 2014]

128. Body Composition Tests
A description of the types of body composition tests, how and why they are used, and what results mean.
[Reviewed June 1, 2016]

129. Tropism Tests
A description of Viral Tropism, how the Tropism Test is used and what the results mean.
[Reviewed June 13, 2016]


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