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Overview brief

 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,

  • Constipation
  • 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:

  • Blood samples.

Side effects of  CD 8

The following are the side effects of  CD 8test:

  • Discomfort.
  • Dizziness.

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