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Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

Hepatitis c is a virus that replicates (makes copies of itself) in the human liver. People can be infected by exposure to even very small amounts of blood. Over 20 to 40 years it can cause scarring of the liver, and severe scarring is called cirrhosis. People can be tested for exposure with an antibody test. If that is positive, they need a test for the virus itself ...Read more


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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?

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?

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). ...Read more

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Anti HCV ab - result non - reactive hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative please advise on my results. Thanks very much ?

Anti HCV ab - result non - reactive hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative 

please advise on my results. Thanks very much ?

No infection: These results are most consistent with never being exposed to hepatitis c, and not having chronic infection with hepatitis b. It can take several months for hcv antibody to be detected, so if you had a recent high risk exposure this should be repeated at six months. If hepatitis b surface antibody is not present, then consider hbv vaccination for future protection ( there is no vaccine for hcv). ...Read more

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Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

HCV: Nowadays with polymerase chain reaction technology it is making "window" periods a less discussed issue. In my practice if I suspected a recent infection (say days to weeks old)..this test would show virons in your blood. Once this virus hits your bloodstream it explodes exponentially. Some people are fortunate that their bodies contain the infection..most do not. ...Read more