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Exposure Hcv Test Pcr
I am wondering about HIV results. I have tested at 5 months post exposure with dna/pcr, antibody, western blot test (negative). Is this conclusive?
Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more
A few days: No one knows for certain. If you shared needles, I know you will be wise enough not to do this again. If you had sex, remember it is difficult to transmit the infection this way. If you had some other kind of exposure, get tested but I would be surprised if it resulted in infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I tested neg HCV ab, neg rna"quantitative"pcr 2 times, 6 months apart after exposure, do I still need the"qualitative"cus iam diagnosed with fatty liver?
No: If negative pcr viral load such as heptimax twice over a 6month period after sole exposure then no you don't. ...Read more
I had a risk then tested hep, a, b, c often after exposure through 1, 5 years, all were negative, 2 HCV quant PCR neg. But ultrasound showed fatty liver!
Hep b, HCV ab and HCV PCR all negative 2 years post exposure but elevated gpt, got, GGT recently, I just want to keep ruling out viral hepatitis, could i?
Some ideas: Hopefully you've gotten immunized against hepatitis b, and hopefully you're not doing needle drugs to put you at risk for hepatitis c. You'd do well to have labs to look for hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis. Many people have elevated liver enzymes that can be lowered just be getting more physically active. Glad you don't drink. Best wishes. ...Read more
(-)4th gen hiv 1.5, 220.127.116.11.5.5 mnth, DNA PCR 10, 12 wk, RNA PCR 18 wk, vdrl, hsv, hcv, chlmydia 11, 16 wk. R these 100% conclusive after risky exposure?
Stop testing!: You have been seriously overtested, especially for HIV. The 4th gen HIV tests are conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after exposure. All HIV tests after the one at 1.5 months were superfluous and a waste of money and time. The other tests also are conclusive and also didn't need to be done a second time. No matter how high the risk might have been, you can move on without worry. ...Read more
I have reactive anti body hcv but negative pcr, what can I do to pass my GAMCA medical test? I had applied for the saudi arabia
Should be fine: Antibodies to HCV can be a false positive, indicate prior resolved infection or active infection. However a negative PCR means that you do not harbor an active infection. As long as it remains negative and your liver function tests are normal, you should be able to pass your medical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?
HCVantibody screen is reactive with a low signal to cutoff ratio.2 con. HCV RNA PCR tests 2 months apart are not detected or negative. Does one has hepC
No: PCR test is more reliable. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I Had a blood test & everything negative except the hep c ab w/refl to hcv rna, qn, pcr signal to cutoff the result is <1.00 what does that mean?
This is a very: Convoluted way of saying "this is a negative test." First the antibody that fights off hep C was checked. Because it may take up to 3 months for the antibody to show up, a second test, the HCV RNA, was checked automatically (i.e., reflexively or w/refl). The cut off value of <1.00 means that the virus itself could be NOT be detected either. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more
Does hcv coinfection expand only window period for antibody tests of hiv? Or does it have any affection to window period or accuracy of hiv pcr test?
My weight is 154kg. Age 30.Height 6 feet. I have enlarged live and spleen. In my blood screening test HCV is +.But PCR RNA of hepatits c viral is negtive?
Maybe false positive: Or the lab could have switched your blood with someone else's blood. You may want to go to reputable lab like quest or bioreference, but not labcorp and have it rechecked. ...Read more
My hepatitis C antibody reactive (151.7).But in quantitative Hcv PCR test HCV RNA is less than 30 Iu/ml. Doctor said I have no hepatitis C infection.
Hi, I'm hcv+ genotype3, RNA pcr (quantitative) is 1730256 iu/ml, is it alarming should I start medicine, my last 2 months lft's r normal please advise. Thnx.
HCV+: Hcv+ genotype3, RNA pcr of 1730256 iu/ml refers to your viral load or how much of the hepatitis virus you're carrying in your blood. Your number is toward the high end of the range. You have normal lft's though. It's more alarming that you're hep c positive and are still having unprotected sex, unless your partner is already infected. An infectious disease doctor can assist with your hep c? '. ...Read more
Depends.: Hepatits c virus (hcv) is diagnosed with an antibody against hcv (anti hcv ab) and not by pcr. Some number of patients are able to clear initial hcv infection: they will have positive hcv ab and persistently not detected hcv pcr. Hcv pcr tells you what the burden of hcv is in the blood stream as it detects hcv rna. ...Read more