follow up question about hbv dna test
Feb 10, 2008
just a follow up, so he is chronically infected? is it bad news or good news? what would be the best course of action if none was done until now? here's the only question and answer- Q: My friend just had another HBV DNA test recently, results was 11,000 iu/ml. Last year it was 4,000 iu/ml. What does that imply? A: those levels are essentially the same and indicate a low level of chronic viral infection with HBV.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
He needs to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist, more specifically a liver specialist, who may get more tests to better understand what's going on. This will more fully determine status, and whether treatment is indicated or not.
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