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What is status of this result?

Nov 6, 2011

Kindly interpret. HBV-DNA VIRAL LOAD RT-PCR (TAQMAN) RESULT : 64,746 IU/ml Interpretation of Results. Legend:

Remarks 1) HBV-DNA-VIRAL LOAD-RT-PCR (TAQMAN) DETECTION LIMIT: 6 - 110,000,000 IU/ml (35 - 640,200,000 copies/ml) 2) Specimens with less than 6 IU/ml (<35 copies/ml) is below the defined range of the test. 3) Specimens with greater than 110,000,000 IU/ml (>640,200,000 copies/ml) is above the defined range of the test.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate why the test was performed and what other HBV tests were obtained. However, this result is a low HBV viral load and likely indicates chronic infection. You should consult with a liver specialist about whether treatment is indicated at this time.

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