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pls interpret my husband lab result
Feb 5, 2009

Hello Dr McGovern, here is my husband result. ALT 49, Ferritin 378.8, WBC 3.9, platelets 114, Anti HAV (total) Antibody detected, HBsAG Antigen detected, Anti HBC (total) Antibody detected, HBeAG Antigen detected, Anti HBe (total) Antibody not detected, HCV IgG Antibody not detected, HBV DNA (quantitative) LOG 1.51 Log IU/ml, HBV DNA (quantitative) 33 IU/ml, ANA antibody (composite B Negative, Gastric Parietal cell Negative, smooth muscle Negative, mitochondrial Negative, liver/ kidney microsomal Negative. his ultrasound shows normal liver function. what is his stage is he in danger of anything at the moment? what does his viral load indicate? thanks in advance.

Response from Dr. McGovern

He has a relatively low viral load and modest elevations of ALT. He also has a mild decrease in his white blood cell count and a decrease in his platelet counts. He may be a candidate for a liver biopsy. You and your husband should discuss this with his physician.

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