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Author Topic: What do these viral load results mean?  (Read 15806 times)

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Offline mikeyman

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What do these viral load results mean?
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:41:58 pm »
 :-*Can you tell me what this means? at 4 weeks I was at <23
starting at 1.5 mil

HEPATITIS C BY PCR, QUANT   <12 IU/mL   <12   
This test was performed using a real time PCR assay. The dynamic range for
this assay is 12-100,000,000 IU/mL.
HEPATITIS C BY PCR (LOG)   <1.08 log unit   <1.08   

Component   Standard Range   Your Value   Flag
ALBUMIN   3.5 - 5.0 g/dL   4.3   
BILIRUBIN, DIRECT   <0.3 mg/dL   0.1   
BILIRUBIN, TOTAL   <1.5 mg/dL   0.7   
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE   32 - 126 U/L   68   
ALT   10 - 52 U/L   35   
AST   14 - 40 U/L   33   
PROTEIN, TOTAL   6.4 - 8.3 g/dL   7.7   

After 13 weeks of Harvoni, I was hoping to see undectectable. i still have 11 more weeks to go. Thanks
Mikeyman
« Last Edit: February 16, 2015, 12:44:13 pm by mikeyman »

Offline lporterrn

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 01:02:24 pm »
Is that all the info on that? Looks like undetectable to me - how does your doc read it?
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 mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 02:18:43 pm »
Just got the call from my doc..... After 13 weeks of Harvoni, 11 more to go!

I am Undetectable!!!!!!
Praise God!

They said the test they use will always say <12.
I'm doing the Happy Dance!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D :D :) :)

Offline Tpropane

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 02:36:08 pm »
Way to go Mikeyman!
Hep C 1A / TT diagnosed 2009
Non Responder Boceprevir/riba/peg 2011
F-4 Cirrhosis
TX Harvoni 24 weeks started 1/20/15
2 week labs VL 174!
4 week labs UNDETECTED !
8 week labs UNDETECTED !

Offline Islandgirl

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 03:31:49 pm »
Congrats!  Doing the Happy Dance with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  8) :) ;D

....Islandgirl 8)
1b, treatment naive, positive for Hep C since 1994; thought to be transmitted via blood transfusions in 1976
Started Harvoni 12/3/14, EOT 2/25/15
12/31/14 labs - Virus Undetected, ALT/18, AST/34
3/25/15 labs - 1 mo post 12 wk Harvoni TX Virus Undetected!!  :) ....Islandgirl

Offline lporterrn

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 05:59:25 pm »
Now paste these to the mirror, and when the going gets tough, remember why you are doing this.
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 mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 06:23:16 pm »
Lucinda, It was pretty tough waiting on my Dr to call after I got the results. You made me feel at ease when you thought that this meant I was undetectable. My NP told me that the test could not detect  below 12. The range of the test is 12 to 100,000,000. So I guess it makes sense <12 means undetectable. She said they all come back saying that for the undetectable folks. .
Thanks for all you do. Lots of good stuff on this site.
Peace  8)
MikeyMan
« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 05:54:55 am by mikeyman »

Offline mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 06:26:11 pm »
By the way, Did I Say Harvoni ROCKS! ;)

Offline mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 07:22:50 pm »
Thanks gang for the Happy Dances! Still not sinking in yet! Never thought this day would come. They have been telling me for 17 years "There is a cure just around the corner." Probably in a couple of years! Man that was a long two years! October will tell the whole story.  Bring it on SRV24!

Offline Long_Haul

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2015, 07:36:37 pm »
Great news Mikey! Happy dancing for you in the bitter cold of New England yonight. Way to go!

SVR34 Should be on the way!

Best wishes,
AL
Genotype 1A

Diagnosed 1989
Biopsy-cirrhosis stage 4 2000, no starting VL this round

3 rounds of Int+Rib
(Combo/48wks,Peg/26 Wks,Triple with Incivek/16wks)
UND with Incivek, Relapsed
Started 12 weeks Harvoni and Rib Jan 2nd,2015
4 weeks Undetected
8 weeks Undetected!
EOT at 12 weeks Undetected
EOT at 24 weeks STILL UNDETECTED
Completed TX Mar 26th,2015

EOT plus 4 weeks UNDETECTED
EOT plus 12 weeks UNDETECTED !!!!!!!!!!! I am DONE!

NO LONGER a member of the "WAITING GANG"

Offline mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2015, 08:31:05 pm »
Long_haul
Al, funny you say that about the airguns in the service. I suspect that is how I got hepc in 1970. U.S.Navy and my buddy I enlisted with has it too! He was right beside me in line. They banned them for a reason. Good idea, seemed like they were clean with no needles. But who would have thought, cut you with the high pressure air and blew that infected blood right into the next guy.
MikeyMan

« Last Edit: February 17, 2015, 05:56:47 am by mikeyman »

Offline Bituman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 11:14:15 pm »
Congrats to you sir!
Age = 59, male, infected likely 1975
DX 07/07 GT 1a
Biopsy 2007:  GR 1, stage 0, HAI = 2/18
Since 2007:  1.48 MM < VL < 11 MM, avg = 5.64 MM
IL28B=CT
1/26/15, AST=43, ALT=55, VL=3.59 MM
2/5 Start Harvoni 12 weeks; Treat naive
2/20 AST=29, ALT=24, VL=59
3/6 AST=29, ALT=25, VL<15
3/19 AST=24, ALT=22, VL=undet
4/3 AST=29, ALT=25, VL=undet
4/30 EOT, AST=22, ALT=20, VL=undet
5/29 EOT+4, AST=20, ALT=19, VL=undet SVR
7/24 EOT+12, AST=23, ALT=18, VL=undet SVR
10/16 EOT+24, AST=22, ALT=17, VL=undet SVR

Offline kate0b1

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2015, 06:08:16 am »
@mikeyman, congrats, its such a great day to hear those words right?
@al, you still out there or are you buried under? so done with winter.

kate

Offline mikeyman

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 06:23:13 am »
Sure is Kate! Lots of tears and grins! Thanks!

Offline tinybim669

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Re: What do these viral load results mean?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2015, 06:29:58 pm »
I just found this online maybe it will help someone. ..

Interpretation
This assay has a result range of 15 to 100,000,000 IU/mL (1.18 log to 8.00 log IU/mL) for quantification of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in serum.
 
An "Undetected" result indicates that the HCV is absent in the patient’s serum specimen.
 
A result of "<15 IU/mL (<1.18 log IU/mL)" indicates that HCV RNA is detected, but the HCV RNA level present cannot be quantified accurately below this lower limit of quantification of this assay. When clinically indicated, follow-up testing with this assay is recommended in 1 to 2 months. To assess response-guided therapy eligibility, an "Undetected" result is required, and a result of "<15 IU/mL mL (<1.18 log IU/mL)" should not be considered equivalent to an "Undetected" result.

 


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