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Hep B Lab results

Oct 26, 2008

Please explain what "H" in the out of range section stands for.

HEP B VIRAL DNA IU/ML; (out of range) 352,000,000 H; (reference range) <100 IU/ML

HEP B VIRAL DNA COPIES/ML; (out of range) 1,682,400,000 H; (reference range) <160 COPIES/ML

How does 352 million or 1.6 billion "H" correspond to mL?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

H means "high". These tests reflect the number of hepatitis B virus copies or also expressed as international units (IU) per milliliter of blood, and likely reflects chronic HBV infection.

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