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Hcv Rna Virus
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
Pathological virus, causing a disease called rubella, or 3 -day measles, or german measles; and characterized by 3 days rash and fever. Rubella is a common infection, and mild in children and young adults. During pregnancy it might cause congenital rubella disease in the fetus with the development of cataracts, congenital heart defects, deafness, mental retardation, ...Read more
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 took a HCV RNA test. My doctor said that the virus is not replicating. Does this mean i'm cured or it's hibernating?
HCV testing: Very acute. If HCV RNA negative, check HCV antibody, if negative, acute HCV is unlikely. If HCV RNA negative, HCV antibody positive, check HCV RNA again in 12 weeks, if negative, HCV cleared. If HCV RNA becomes positive, treat HCV infection. ...Read more
My HCV RNA results is as follow:
hcv RNA log log iu/ml 6.55
this reault was determined using theabbott real time HCV assay. What do you recommend?
Hepatitis C: In addition to that figure, need to know the type of hepatitis c(1-6) current liver enzymes - especially alt, severity of liver disease by biopsy or imaging of the liver. Recommendation for therapy now or "watchful waiting" contingent on these factors . If not protected (immune) to hepatitis a , hepatitis b vaccination is recommended. ...Read more
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
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
What do you suggest if my HCV RNA quantitative test result is target not detected. what is the risk?
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, is this the first test you had or were you under treatment for HCV? If the latter, stay on treatment to complete the course. ...Read more
Could you tell me why if my HCV RNA quantitative test result is target not detected, what is the risk?
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
May be no need.: This is apparently an RNA PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that determines virus particles, or viral load in the body. This can be negative, but if an immunoblot test was positive, it would mean that you had an infection with hepatitis c and it was cleared. If the immunoblot was negative, then you never had an infection, and if you had an immunoassay and it was positive, then it was wrong. ...Read more
Depends: If no risk factors since last test then it will not need to be rechecked. ...Read more