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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?

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Dr. Raj Borade
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 20 years experience
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.
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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).
Last updated Apr 17, 2014


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