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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
Quantitative HCV tests of my wife:
-oct 2012 : 62'750.-- coi
-jun 2013 : 1'749'327 iu/ml
please teach me the equivalence of coi vs. Iu/ml. Many thanks?
Just some confusion: Iu/ml = international unit per 1 ml. Col likely is an abbreviation for "collected" which refers to the date that the blood was obtained/collected. I would do is take a picture of the paper/result in question and post-it here so that you will get a concrete answer. Either way, i would consult the ordering physician and at over 1.7million iu/ml, you should consider getting treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna
No need, no risk: If your doctor thought you were at risk and might have HCV, I'm sure she would have done an RNA test. And it sounds like you're not at risk. Contrarly to popular beliefs and some online claims, HCV is not a proved STD except by traumatic (bloody) anal practices in gay men. Frequency of infection is no higher in heterosexual partners of people with HCV, and no higher if 100 vs 3 lifetime partners. ...Read more
Total bilirubin is 3 mg/dl and sgpt is 63 iu/l .I am not alcoholic and HBsAG and HCV tests are neg. Ultra sound test is normal. What it indicates?.
I stuck a pt. then stuck myself post IV. No hx. We both had bloodwork and her and I are both negative for HIV HBV hcv. More tests? Should I worry?
Why?: You did everything correctly. Your health care or human resources team got you tested and the patient tested. Are they worried? If not, why are you worrying? ...Read more
Can HCV co-infection affect the accuracy of HIV rapid test results? If HIV and HCV antibodies tests are negative at 5 months, are HIV results accurate
It shouldn't: Antibody tests are specific for the antibodies being tested for, so hcv antibodies shouldn't have an effect on HIV antibody tests. If you've tested negative at 5 months, i don't see why those results wouldn't be accurate, but if you want to be sure, you can always wait another 4-6 months and have the HIV test repeated. ...Read more
Hi please explain my following tests:
anti HCV ab - result=non - reactive
hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative
Looks negative: Looks negative for hep c and hep b. ...Read more
Us neg. For cirr +nafld serum tests(apri/forns etc) just out of "f0-1", or indet w/out biopsy - how eval dmg? Alch (abst. 6yr)/rslv HCV 12yrs/
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