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Hepatitis C Viral Rna
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
Unclear question: What is the starting point? It takes a few weeks for hep c infection to become evident. ...Read more
I was told 6 mod ago I have toxic hepatitis. I used to be a heavy drinker but got sober when i got this dx. Yesterday dr told me i still have it . Why?
Liver Toxicity: I am sorry to have to complicate your question further. But, you are failing to tell us what type of hepatitis you have. Is this a viral hepatitis or just alcohol hepatitis or is it fatty liver hepatitis? My guess, given that you did the exact right thing by stopping drinking is that this is fatty liver disease and you will need to work on your sugar intake, treat diabetes if you have diabetes. ...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
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
6-10 weeks on ave: average.. but can take as long as 6 months. ...Read more
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