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viral load
Dec 21, 2007

what is a hep c viral load and what is considered low normal high etC??

Response from Dr. McGovern

Good question. A viral load is a measure of how much virus is in your blood. We check this through a simple blood test. The guidelines suggest that a high viral load is anything above 800,000 IU/ml. However, clinical studies are suggesting that the viral load should be redefined as 400,000 IU/ml as the new threshold for high viral load. The field is evolving so you should stay tuned.

The height of the viral load does NOT correlate with disease activity. It is only useful to measure before and during therapy to determine response to treatment.



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