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Hepatitis C Rna Quant Bdna
6-10 weeks on ave: average.. but can take as long as 6 months. ...Read more
Unclear question: What is the starting point? It takes a few weeks for hep c infection to become evident. ...Read more
Can mean no Dis now.: 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
If a newborn child from a woman with hepatitis c, do hepatitis C RNA test within 3 months, then will it show if he is infected with hcv?
Generally so: If the mother has hepatitis c, performing a hepatitis c RNA test at 3 months and obtaining viral load will identify whether the infant has acquired hepatitis c from the mother. Tests of liver function should be performed the hepatitisc RNA should be repeated at 6-12 months. New medications are available and interferon Alpha can be used to treat infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is sexual transmission of hepatitis C?Had RNA test with lower limit of 15IU/ml, negative, never did drugs only sex w/multiple partners.
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
Yes...maybe : Here are two extremes. A monogamous heterosexual couple has one partner who finds out he has hcv. If the other partner is negative the cdc does not recommend condom use. On the other hand, we have an epidemic of hcv in men who have unprotected anal sex with other men. Condom use is strongly recommended in this case. New partners should use condoms for hcv, hiv, hep b, syphilis, gc, chlamydia, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asymptomatically: This is a viral infection which over time causes liver damage. It is typically transmitted from one person to another by sharing needles, Cocaine straws and by blood transfusions received before 1991. It can cause fatigue but most have no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact with blood: One can catch hepatitis c from an infected person by getting the infected person's blood into oneself by activities such as: sharing needles during drug abuse, accidental needle-sticks, being born to a hepc+ mother, sharing razors or toothbrushes, or having sex. Transmission of hepc virus during sex can happen, but is uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start liver disease: When someone is exposed to hepatitis c, the virus can be detected in the blood by 2 -4 weeks, and antibody by 3 -6 months. Initially there is a lot of inflammation of the liver as the immune system tries to fight hcv (about 25% of the time the body wins and clears hcv). For 75% of people, over the next several decades there is slow development of scarring, which can lead to cirrhosis. ...Read more
Normal: Majority of people with hep c live a normal life but have to take certain precautions. They learn to avoid certain products like alcohol, illicit drugs, medications which has tylenol, (acetaminophen) seek alternative therapies to maintain healthy liver function, and they live with constant hope of finding a cure. If hep c is associated with liver dysfunction, special interferon therapy can be used for suppression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more