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Offline 1yss223

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Liver enzymes
« on: June 26, 2015, 01:22:00 pm »
So I just went in to get the results from my 2nd week blood test while being on vikiera pak w/ ribavirin. I was told that my liver enzymes were officially in the normal range. He told me when I go back for more blood work in 2 weeks they will tell me if the virus is still detectable in my body. Can anyone tell me what the number is for a normal enzyme level? And also, does this increase my chance of having the virus be undetectable in 2 weeks? Thanks for any guidance!

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 02:30:45 pm »
Normal ranges differ - what's important in this case is that your are in the normal range for that lab test. Normal ALT means that your viral load has likely dropped to a low enough level that your liver can now start to rest and regenerate - it does not necessarily mean you will be nondetectable, but it is in and of itself very good news.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline lolacme

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 08:57:45 am »
is hep c more difficult to treat when you start with really high liver enzymes. Do they mean your disease is more active the higher they are?
diagnosed-early 2000's
F3 grade 2-as of Dec. 2012 genotype 1a
2 attempts at Inteferon based tx stopped after 7 weeksX2
Started Harvoni for 12 weeks monotherapy-June 13, 2015 Added Ribavirin June 24th
Beginning AST 117 ALT 261 VL 932876

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2015, 12:44:55 pm »
no and no
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline 1yss223

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 02:09:18 pm »
I just got my one month tests back!
Ast- 20
Alt- 29
Viral load- undetected

So happy!!!  ;D :D

Offline Sven

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 02:47:04 pm »
Good news at the beginning,1yss223.
I also have my first results after 18 d treat, my AST and alt drop from around 230 to 45. For me is the first good news. Just waiting for vl result.
Good luck!
1b,F4,Viekira Pack+RBV-12 weeks

Start treat with:
AST-230, ALT-250
VL 2012-450000, 2015-250000

W3 - AST-45,ALT-42
VL - detected less than 12IU

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 08:22:23 pm »
This calls for major high-fives!!!!!!!
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
http://blogs.hepmag.com/lucindakporter/

Offline Philadelphia

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Re: Liver enzymes
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2015, 07:36:15 am »
congrats on that undetected!!
CURED SVR24  Class of 2015
Wk 12 post EOT 30.11.15: ALT 14 AST 22 GGT 22 VL UND
Week 19 07.08.15: ALT 17 AST 23 GGT 25
Week 12 18.06.15: ALT 21 AST 23 GGT 28
Week 8 25.05.15: ALT 23 AST 27 GGT 30 VL UND
Week 4 20.04.14: ALT 30 AST 36 VL 40
Treatment start 23.03.15: ALT 137 AST 185 VL 342,600
Cirrhosis Child-Pugh A, Genotype 1a - Viekira Pak + riba 24 weeks
Total failure interferon/ribavirin/boceprovir Mar 2013
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/grace-campbell

 


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