How are lab values monitored in pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Other laboratory values should be monitored as follows:

  • Every 3 months: Evaluate the HIV viral load and complete blood count; additional laboratory tests may be needed depending on the ART regimen

  • Every 3-6 months: Check liver function and amylase, lipase, and lactate dehydrogenase levels

  • Every 6 months: Perform quantitative immunoglobulin tests and urinalysis and evaluate the fasting lipid profile

  • Every year: Perform chest radiography and cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Toxoplasma serologic tests if baseline values are negative


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