RNA PCR 2, 870,000
Oct 5, 2008
I was just diagnosed w/ Hep C, and my RNA PCR is 2,870,000. My liver functions are: Albumin-4.2, Bilirubin-0.3, Alkaline Phosphatase-49, AST-35, ALT-35. Is my viral load considered to be low, medium, high, more difficult to treat, etc? What does that viral load plus all normal liver tests mean? I will definitely follow up w/ a liver specialist. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That viral load would be considered average. All the other numbers are normal. The liver specialist will need to conduct further tests (blood tests, scans or liver biopsy) to determine the extent of liver damage and whether treatment is recommended at this time.
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