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Jan 18, 2009

Dear Doc, I was HBsAg reactive in the past few years and i need your help in interpreting my folowing lab results:

HBsAg = reactive HBeAg = non reactive Anti-HBe = reactive

SGOT = 17 U/I (15-37) reference range SGPT = 28.54 U/I (30-65 U/I) reference range HBV DNA viral load QPCR: 167 IU/ml (1,169 copies ml) 1. HBV DNA viral load QPCR detection limit : 20 IU/ML - 100,000,000 IU/ml (140-700,000,000 copies/ml) 2. Specimen with less than 20 IU/ml (< 140 copies /ml) is below the defined range of test 3. Specimen with greater than 100,000,000 IU/ml (>700,000,000 copies/ml ) is above the defined range of the test... I hope my question will be answered this time.. Thank you very much. W

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You need to discuss your results with a liver specialist. They likely reflect chronic infection with HBV.

wierd test results due to acute infection?
re. stressful retest

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