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HBV DNA Quantification (Virail Load Comparison)
Nov 22, 2009

HI, My father is 60 years old he was detected with Hapataitus B 14 years back from then he is leading normal life no signs or problems in 2007 he took HBV DNA Quantification Viral load test method(Cepheid Smart cycler II Real time PCR. virl load was 3.0X10 Raise to power 5 copies per ml now we repeated test again after 2 years in November 2009 result is (>1X10 Raise to power 8 please do guide me I am from Pakistn

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate whether these tests were performed with the same assay. That would be somewhat unusual to see that kind of increase in HBV viral load in 2 years. We do see those kinds of levels in people so that is not that unusual. He needs to see a liver specialist and treatment is available.



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