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Author Topic: 12 weeks after finishing harvoni  (Read 8819 times)

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Offline Momof3

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12 weeks after finishing harvoni
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:39:51 pm »
I recieved some of my blood results... I am super happy that all my counts came back in all normal range again, I am hoping this means good things! My viral load results usually take a bit longer. My question is can the ALT level get too low? It came back At 8. My levels keep declining since I started treatment and seem to keep going down even after being off the meds now for 12 weeks. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
My results were  ALT 8  AST 15  platelets 207
Hep c GT 1a from transfusion at birth 1986
Treatment naive
Stage f0-f1 fibroscan score 2.5kpa
Harvoni started 02/11/2015 8 weeks
Baseline VL 689,594 ALT 35 AST 25
2 weeks ALT 13 AST 16
4 weeks VL <15 detected ALT 12 AST 15
4 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 10 AST 14
12 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 8 AST 15
24 weeks post Harvoni UNDETECTED ALT 13 AST 18


Offline sapphire101

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Re: 12 weeks after finishing harvoni
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2015, 11:08:49 pm »
Great news that the liver enzymes are normal/low and platelets normal.
 That bears good tidings for things to come!

Not sure if there can be a too low....
Genotype 1a Fibrosis level 1
Viekira Pak with ribavirin 12 weeks
Pre treatment  VL  1.7 million, AST 45 ALT 65
EOT VL not detected, AST 21 ALT 21
12 week SVR not detected,24 week SVR not detected.
Cured! Class of 2015

Offline Lynn K

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Re: 12 weeks after finishing harvoni
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 02:19:21 am »
Hi I am sure you will be hearing very good news soon


What does the test result mean?

Normally, levels of ALT in the blood are low.


10–40 units per liter (U/L) or 0.17–0.68 microkatals per liter (mckat/L)

7–35 U/L or 0.12–0.60 mckat/L


Low ALT Levels

While most low ALT level results indicate a normal healthy liver, that may not always be the case. A low-functioning or non-functioning liver, lacking normal levels of ALT activity to begin with, would not release a lot of ALT into the blood when damaged. People infected with the hepatitis C virus initially show high ALT levels in their blood, but these levels fall over time. Because the ALT test measures ALT levels at only one point in time, people with chronic hepatitis C infection may already have experienced the ALT peak well before blood was drawn for the ALT test. Urinary tract infections or malnutrition may also cause low blood ALT levels.

But as long as you are in normal range you are normal and have nothing to worry about. Also different labs have different reference ranges for mine the range is on my lab slip.

in health
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!


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