Mar 29, 2007
Dear Sir, I am very health conscious person and speeding very happy life age of 38 years. I always test my blood from a clincal lab.The regular test like HCV, HB, Blood Suger and cholesterol every time its fine but in latest test the following result found. HBsAg Noncreative (Negative) Anti HCV Reactive(Positive) Liver Function Report Serum Billirubin 0.4 Serum Alat(Git) 34 Serum ASAT (DOT) 31 Serum ALK- Phos 165 Serum Albumin 4.1 Please may kindly be tell me whats the level of dieses and how much it it dangerous and what advise from your side and is it curable. Waiting for your advice
Response from Dr. McGovern
It appears that you were exposed to hepatitis C in the past; you do not have chronic hepatitis B. The rest of your laboratories are actually very reassuring. I would advise you to have a HCV RNA level drawn. If that blood test is negative, you may have been exposed to hepatitis C in the past, but may have cleared it on your own. If your HCV RNA test is positive, you will need further evaluation for liver disease. However, again, the liver function tests are reassuring.
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