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Author Topic: Hepatitis C test results  (Read 7585 times)

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Offline tomtom

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Hepatitis C test results
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:09:25 pm »
Hallo Guys,

My Hepatitis C test result was the following and I need someone to make it clear to me if I have the virus or not:

(Anti-HCV): negativ                  :   negativ

HCV-RNA   : negativ                 :   negativ

HCV-RNS-Viral load:  <12           :   <12

chrion. hepatitis c

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Hepatitis C test results
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2015, 06:12:49 pm »
You do not have hep C
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline Mike

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Re: Hepatitis C test results
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2015, 06:22:59 pm »
Looks like you're clear, Tomtom!

Make sure you follow-up with the doctor who ordered the tests.

Best wishes, Mike
Genotype 1a
Treated 2001 with PEG and RIBV
Treated in 2014 SOL+PEG+RIBV
Cured July 2014

Offline tomtom

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Re: Hepatitis C test results
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2015, 02:08:46 am »
Thanks guys for the quick reply, yet in the last post I forgot to tell that i got a positive in the Hepatitis A test. Does it make any difference. Some thing else, I just wanted to ask about this Viral load number or criteria or whatever it is     <12    what does it mean.

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Hepatitis C test results
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 03:20:30 am »
Hepatitis A test will not effect hepatitis C test result.

The <12 (read as less than 12) is the lower limit of quantification ability of the test (LLOQ) meaning that the lowest number the test can count (quantify) is 12 IU/mL the test might detect a positive for the virus but cannot determine how many so the result would be something like "virus detected <12".

But as your result was negative the point and meaning are moot.

In any event you do not have hep c and depending on if the test for hep A was a viral load or just an antibody test if just an antibody test it would only mean you had been exposed to hep A at some point in your life.

However the best and first source of answers to your questions should ALWAYS be your doctor. Most here are not medical professionals just fellow hep c patients sharing knowledge and support as we go through treatment and suggestion for questions to ask our doctors.

For medical advice you first choice should always be your doctor.

Congrats on being free of hepatitis c
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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