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Result of HBV DNA Viral Load (Real Time PCR)

Oct 3, 2010

The result is 60 IU/ml, What does this mean?

The result of HBV DNA Viral Load (Real Time PCR) is 60IU/ml, what does this mean? The remarks indicated is 1) HBV DNA Viral Load (Real Time PCR) detection Limit: 6-110,000,000 IU/ml(35-640,200,000 copies/ml) 2)Specimenwith less than 6IU/ml(less than 35 copies/mL)is below the defined range of the test. 3). Specimen with geater than110,000,000 IU/mL (greater than640,200,000 copies/mL) is above tne defined range of test.

Result of HBV DNAViral Load (REAL TIME PCR) is 60IU/mL, what does this mean? Remarks: 1)HBV DNA ViralLoad (RealTime PCR) detection limit: 6 - 110,000,000 IU/mL (35-640,200,000 copies/mL) 2). Specimen with less than6IU/mL(less than 35 copies/mL)is below the defined range of test.3).Specimen with greater than 110,000,000 IU/mL ( greater than640,200,000 copies/mL) is above the defined range of the test.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate why this test was obtained or whether any other tests for HBV were performed. I suggest you discuss the result with a liver specialist or whoever ordered the test.

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