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Results: Hep C quant. : 2,802,680 HCV log10: 6.448. Reflex to genotype was unable to determine genotype even though there was sufficient HCV RNA?

Results: Hep C quant. : 2,802,680 
HCV log10: 6.448. Reflex to genotype was unable to determine genotype even though there was sufficient HCV RNA?

Hepatitis C virus: Sometimes it's not possible to determine the genotype of this virus, which thus makes the expected response to treatment more uncertain. This is a 'slippery virus' -there are 11 major genotypes (designated 1-11), and many subtypes (a, b, c, etc.) A hepatologist (GI subspecialist) or an ID doctor who works with Hep C patients can help you. You'll need an established relationship for treatment... ...Read more

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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My tes apositive antibody but a negative HCV RNA virus c genotype 4 aftter one year same result is it mean i am clear?

My tes apositive antibody but a negative HCV RNA  virus c  genotype  4 aftter one year same result   is it mean i am clear?

Most likely clear: The positive HCV antibody indicates that you were exposed to the virus at some point in the past and your immune system reacted with producing antibodies. The negative RNA implies that there is no viable virus that can be detected by this test in your blood (your immune system at the time of exposure succeeded in eliminating the virus) ...Read more

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I have a positive antibody but a negative HCV RNA virus c genotype 4 after one year same result i didn't take any medication before or now ?

I have a positive antibody but a negative HCV RNA  virus c  genotype  4 after one year same  result i didn't take any medication before or now ?

No active infection: A proportion of people, 10-20%, do clear the virus and do not get chronic infection. The antibody means you did get infected. Not finding any viral nucleic acid means that you do not have active infection. If have not done so, take Hep A and Hep B vaccination. ...Read more

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Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml.And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor , what are the options i've please advise.Thank you.

Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml.And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor , what are the options i've please advise.Thank you.

Many options.: This is an exciting time for new treatments for hepatitis c. There are many recent new studies and new medications which have been approved. I would recommend that you see a good liver specialist who treats hepatitis c on a regular basis and ask him what the latest treatments are, and what is most appropriate for your situation. It is very important to get it treated, if recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: HCV rna?

What is the definition or description of: HCV rna?

Viral infection: Hcv is the hepatitis c virus, an important cause of chronic liver disease and some cancers. Rna is ribonucleic acid, a chemical similar to dna. Some viruses, including hcv, use RNA as their genetic material instead of dna. For patients infected with hcv, a blood test for hvc RNA is a measure of "viral load", how much virus they are carrying. This can be used to measure progress of therapy. ...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

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What are HCV RNA tests?

What are HCV RNA tests?

Blood test: Hcv RNA is a blood test that quantifies how mich virus you have in your body; also called your "viral load". It is measured from a standard blood draw and reported as iu (international units) per milliliter (ml). ...Read more

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Can you have a HCV RNA qualitative instead of the quantitative?

Different purposes: A qualitative test is just to establish the presence of viral nucleic acid and to confirm the diagnosis of hep c. Quantitative assays are to assess the viral load and to monitor the response to treatment. ...Read more

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I have negative HCV rna(pcr), so how accurate is the test?

I have negative HCV rna(pcr), so how accurate is the test?

Accurate: Negative hcv RNA qualitative test means no circulating hep c virus. If the antibody test for hep c is also negative, it would mean no exposure to hep c. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of this test? Hcv RNA by PCR quantitative and what does this test show?

What is the purpose of this test? Hcv RNA by PCR quantitative and what does this test show?

Checking hepatitis C: This test will confirm whether a preliminary screening test for hepatitis c (anti-hcv ab) is a true positive or not. Also, the level of the test has some predictive value in terms of whether or not one would respond to hep c therapy or not. ...Read more

Rna (Definition)

This is a building block for dna. Rna is what makes up the double helix and ...Read more