Dec 11, 2011
I am 34 yrs old male and I had done Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Quantification (Viral Load)-COBAS TaqMan
details are as follows
Test: Quantification of HBV DNA from patient's plasma or serum by standard procedure on COBAS TaqMan
Equipment: COBAS Ampliprep and COBAS Taqman
Limit of Detection: 20 IU/ML
Conversion: 1 IU is equivalent to 5.82 copies/ml
Measuring Range: 20-170,000,000 IU/ML
Specificity: 100% with a confidence limit of 99.54%
Results: HBV DNA QUANTIFICATION- COBAS TaqMan 5747 IU/ML
Log Value 3.76
SGPT (ALT), SERUM BY ENZYMATIC METHOD IS 48 can you guide me what precaution should I take to prevent further liver damage? what is the status of my desease. I would be highly oblige to you,please guide me.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate why the test was obtained, but it likely means you have chronic HBV infection and your viral load is very low. You should consult with a liver specialist as to whether treatment is indicated now or can be delayed.
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