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Author Topic: so confused help!  (Read 5262 times)

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Offline xitlali

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so confused help!
« on: November 11, 2015, 08:23:12 pm »
Ok ill keep this short first test says 2.7 reactive
Second test says 1.7 non reactive on a 0.0-0.9 scale
Doesn't this mean that second test is also positive?

Offline Rosie13

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Re: so confused help!
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 08:37:23 pm »
Xitlali, welcome to the forum.Someone will know what this means & respond to you soon.When I get my labs online from quest labs there is a box to click on to have it explained.It really helps to have a Dr.explain but sometimes you don't get the attention you need.The numbers most of us pay attention to is viral load.how many copies of the virus we have at the start of treatment.Its confusing but trust that you are in good hands & will be cured.
Labs August 15,2015
Genotype 1b
AST 112 U/L
ALT 181 U/L
HCV 192,000 IU/mL
Fibroscan F2-3
Started Harvoni Sept. 5, 2015
4wk. labs Oct. 2,2015
AST 21 U/L
ALT 27 U/L
HCV UNDETECTED!!
8wk. labs Nov.5,2015
AST 16 U/L
ALT 19 U/L
HCV UNDETECTED!!
12 wks.post tx.feb.11,2016
UNDETECTED!!!
24 wks. post tx. may 16,2016
UNDETECTED Fibroscan  F-0!!!!!

Offline Lynn K

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Re: so confused help!
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 09:33:45 pm »
Those look like antibody test results. I would think non reactive would mean negative or you don't have hep c antibodies. Have you had the test for the virus or only antibody testing?

The best person to ask would be a doctor.

Interpretation of Results of Tests for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and Further Actions

http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hcv/pdfs/hcv_graph.pdf


http://www.cdc.gov/knowmorehepatitis/learnmore.htm

Information on Testing

The only way to know if someone has Hepatitis C is to get tested. Doctors use a blood test, called a Hepatitis C Antibody Test, to find out if a person has ever been infected with Hepatitis C. The Hepatitis C Antibody Test looks for antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus. Antibodies are chemicals released into the bloodstream when someone gets infected. The antibody test results will take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to come back, although new Rapid Antibody Tests are available in some settings.

    A Non-reactive or a negative Hepatitis C antibody test result means that a person does not have Hepatitis C. However, if a person has been recently exposed to the Hepatitis C virus, he or she will need to be tested again.

    A Reactive or a positive Hepatitis C antibody test result means that Hepatitis C antibodies were found in the blood and a person has been infected with the Hepatitis C virus at some point in time.

    A reactive antibody test does not necessarily mean a person still has Hepatitis C. Once people have been infected, they will always have antibodies in their blood. This is true if even if they have cleared the Hepatitis C virus. A reactive antibody test requires an additional, follow-up test to determine if a person is currently infected with Hepatitis C.

What kind of follow up testing has your doctor recommended?
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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