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What tests will be used to monitor my chronic hepatitis b?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Hep B tests

Liver function tests, hep b viral dna load.
Sometimes hep b eag/ab too depending upon type of hep b you have.

In brief: Hep B tests

Liver function tests, hep b viral dna load.
Sometimes hep b eag/ab too depending upon type of hep b you have.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Lab +/- biopsy

Lab tests - e.g. Viral load (hbv dna), transaminases (alt< ast measures of inflammation) and products of liver function (protime, albumin, bilirubinn) amy be used.
It depends on stage and treatmetn plan. In certian circumstances, sequential livver biopsies may be necessary. See a hepatologist (liver specialist) or a GI md who is a member of aasld (google it...).

In brief: Lab +/- biopsy

Lab tests - e.g. Viral load (hbv dna), transaminases (alt< ast measures of inflammation) and products of liver function (protime, albumin, bilirubinn) amy be used.
It depends on stage and treatmetn plan. In certian circumstances, sequential livver biopsies may be necessary. See a hepatologist (liver specialist) or a GI md who is a member of aasld (google it...).
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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