|Hep B test results
Sep 19, 2010
Hello Doctor: I am a 63 years old Asia male. I first learned I was exposed to Hep B about 16 years ago. Exposed - that was what the doctor said. I am concern on the lab results for the two test of Hep B DNA below. I would greatly appreciate your advice what does these mean? On 2005 I changed medical plan and my new doctor had a tests on the following: Hep B DNA ser QN PCR <100- (IU/mL) Year 2005 2660 Year 2008 127000
Hep B Virus DNA ser/ PLAS PCR <160- (#/mL) Year 2005 5330 Year 2008 286000 The above tests were not done on a yearly basis, just 2005 and 2008.
I also had the following test done on 2005: HepB Sur Ag (viral infec of liver) HepA IgG (viral infec of liver) HepB Sur Ab (immunity to viral infec) HepB Core Ab (exposure to HepB) Anti-Hep C Ab (test for HepC)
Since 2005 I began compiling my lab results . Heres a summary of my latest annual tests : AST 21 (ranged from 20 to 28 during the last 5 years) ALT 22 ( - same - ) Alpha-1-Fetoprotien 2 (ranged from 1.7to2 during the last 3 years)
Lipid Panel: Cholesterol 161 (ranged from 161 to 195 during the last 5 years) Triglyceride 149 (ranged from 100 to 155 during the last 5 years) HDL (good chol) 53 (ranged from 49 to 53 during the last 5 years) LDL (bad chol) 78 (ranged from 78 to 110 during the last 5 years)
My liver ultra sound showed normal but fatty liver.
My yearly check up is due next month. Regarding my Hep B DNA tests, I asked him to test last time but he said no need. I am kind of concern as the numbers got higher from 2005 to 2008. I would greatly appreciate your advice what other tests should I ask my doctor to do? Thank you very much,
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There are no other tests that need to be done.
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