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Please, need help with hep b
Apr 8, 2007

I find your site very helpful and your responses very prompt. Thank you for making my life and other peoples'' lives easier. Below are my recent hep b test results. Please help me understand what they mean. I am a hep b chronic carrier

These are the results on my hep b lab tests: Out of Range Hepatitis B viral DNA 389 H Hepatitis B viral DNA 677H HBV Genotype D Polymerase mutations - not detected Precore mutation - detected Precore TAG - G1896 A BCP - Not detected

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You have one of the most common types of HBV, namely genotype D. Your viral load is quite low. You don't have mutations present in the polymerase or basel core promoter (BCP) genes. You do have a mutation in the precore gene region, which is commonly found in genotype D and thought to possibly be associated with lower replication of HBV.



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