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When u get a blood test for hepatitis C and ur real time PCR is 1.5 million instead of 43iu/ml like its supposed to what exactly does that mean?
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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 2 different measures
Both measure the amount of virus in blood stream. Unfortunately there is no standard means of converting one number to the other and the conversions are different depending on the lab that processed the blood sample.
The national guideline use the iu/ml as measurements for success of treatment so between the two would file that one away and the one to remember.

In brief: 2 different measures
Both measure the amount of virus in blood stream. Unfortunately there is no standard means of converting one number to the other and the conversions are different depending on the lab that processed the blood sample.
The national guideline use the iu/ml as measurements for success of treatment so between the two would file that one away and the one to remember.
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