hep c and genotype
Apr 25, 2002
I was told I have hep c, but the genotype test was inconclusive. Found no genotype.and that my iu's were under 600 does that mean I don't have hep c
Response from Dr. Fried
The iu refers to the international unit which is a measure of HCV RNA. Your value was below the lowest value detectable by the sensitive assay. The fact that genotype could not be determined also suggests that there is no HCV RNA that can be identified in your blood. This is good news, however, a single negative PCR test is not enough to say you have spontaneously cleared the virus. I would recommend that you get it rechecked twice more several months apart and then discuss the results with your healthcare provider. If they are all negative, you do not have active HCV infection.
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