|ALT levels as HCV infection indicator
Feb 11, 2007
Dr., Are ALTs good indicators of acute Hep C infection? If so, whats the window (i.e. how long after exposure sghould one expect elevated ALTs). Also, what level is considered suspect (36, 72, etc)? Thank you for your reply.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
ALT levels can be elevated during acute infection and levels are usually in the 100s to 1000s. This occurs within the first few days to weeks of infection and can linger for weeks. In many people with chronic infection these levels are only moderately elevated usually between 50-200.
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