CD 8 is a transmembrane glycoprotein which serves as the co-receptor for the T cell receptor.
What is CD 8?
CD 8 cells are found in the bloodstream and are one of the most critical and important components of the cellular immune response. They also play a major role in the control of viral infection. By estimating the levels of CD 8 present in the bloodstream various viral diseases including HIV can be diagnosed.
Why is CD 8 suggested?
CD 8 test is suggested when the patient experiences the following symptom,
- Morning sickness.
How is CD 8 performed?
Below are the steps to perform the CD 8 test,
- The upper arm of the hand is tied using an elastic wrap in order to increase the flow of the blood.
- The skin is pricked using injection and the blood is collected.
- The surface of the skin is then bandaged.
- The blood sample collected is sent to the lab for further examination.
- The results are sent to the doctor.
The process of CD 8 test is harmless and the patient is allowed to go home once it is over.
What are the parameters measured in CD 8?
The parameters measured with the CD 8 test are to see if the symptoms experienced by the patient are due to which viral disease, depending upon the CD 8 levels in the bloodstream.
Preparation before performing CD 8
There is not much preparation required. But the following things could be done before performing the CD 8test,
- Discuss your medical history with the doctor.
- Follow the instructions of the doctor.
Post-care after CD 8
The following post-care measures should be taken after the CD 8 test,
- Make sure to get enough rest.
- Take the medicines on time and regularly as prescribed by the doctor.
Sample types in CD 8
The sample types in CD 8 are:
Side effects of CD 8
The following are the side effects of CD 8test: