A 22-year-old male asked:
a blood donor suspected case of hep c got 2 anti hcv test done 1. value 0.06(cut off 1.00) 2. value 0.869(cut off 0.361) sgot 33 sgpt 35.advice?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Raj Borade answered
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Hcv viral load: The anti hcv titer by different methods can fluctuate and also it can fluctuate in the same person at different times. In these cases the most reliable and confirmatory test would be a quantitative hep c viral load by pcr. Hope this helps.
Answered on Mar 19, 2014
Dr. ALICIA Almendral answered
22 years experience Family Medicine
HCV viral load: His doctor can request for a qualitative pcr test to determine if the virus is in his bloodstream. More specifically, a test called quantitative pcr or ddna test can check for presence of hep c virus and to figure out the person's viral load (the amount of hep c virus in a measurement of blood).
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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