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HCV RNA means not clear?
Feb 17, 2008

I was treated for acute Hep C from March to June 2007 w/ interferon & ribavirin and completely cleared the virus early on. All lab reports after June have been good and virus negative. My labs today show HCV RNA, PCR QUANT 92 for <50 IU/mL and 1.96 for <1.7 LogIU/mL. Is this normal for someone who was acute and cleared? or does this mean that 'cleared' no longer applies? All other results are in the normal range except glucose. I can't access my previous labs so I have nothing to go on, and won't see my hepatologist for a little while.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

I am not sure you can conclude anything from a single result. This could indicate a false positive, or this could represent a relapse. Additional testing, will help determine if there is a trend with detectable viral loads.



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