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Author Topic: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test  (Read 8740 times)

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Offline anniemybaby

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what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:43:19 pm »
I go for blood work today n on my paperwork it has these tests to be done what do they mean?
Annie

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 06:10:54 pm »
The PCR is a viral load - it measures how much hepatitis C you have in your blood. It is usually a high # and the results don't correlate with anything. You can have extremely high or low results, but it doesn't mean a thing. I don't know what the hcvrtp test is.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
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2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
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Offline anniemybaby

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 06:18:33 pm »
Thank you I will look up the other test on net I'm lost with everything I just know they took a lot of blood today :-[
Annie

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 06:22:42 pm »
I found rapid antibody test whatever that means
Annie

Offline Lynn K

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 03:50:13 am »
Just thinking they also may have also done a CBC, BMP or CMP, and LFT (complete blood count, either a basic metabolic panel or complete metabolic panel, and liver function test)


OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test

http://www.orasure.com/products-infectious/products-infectious-oraquick-hcv.asp

The first FDA-approved, CLIA-waived rapid HCV test

The OraQuick® HCV test is FDA approved for detecting HCV antibodies in fingerstick and venipuncture whole blood. Our simple platform enables healthcare providers to deliver an accurate diagnosis in 20 minutes.

Accuracy:

Clinically proven performance, OraQuick® HCV is greater than 98% accurate.

I hadn't heard of this either so now we all know :)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 03:55:10 am by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline anniemybaby

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 06:03:01 pm »
Thanks good to know I did look it up under Hershey medical center which is where I go for my GI Dr  boy they don't make it easy to understand
Annie

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2015, 12:12:29 am »
I found the answer to HCVRTP - it is RealTime PCR test for viral load. I trust the source.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

Offline Lynn K

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Re: what is pcr test and hcvrtp test
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 01:37:21 am »
Sounds good to me
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

 


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