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HEP C RNA PCR QN test results

Mar 18, 2012

I was just informed I tested positive for Hep C and got the results online and wont see my Dr. for another few weeks. The results were somewhat confusing could you help me to better understand them. HEP C RNA PCR QN 8450000 IU/mL Reference Range: Undetected Result in log IU/mL is 6.93. The quantification range of this assay is 43 IU/mL to 69,000,000 IU/mL (1.63 log IU/mL to 7.84 log IU/mL). Testing was performed by the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test (Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.).

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't indicate why the test was obtained, but likely represents chronic infection with HCV. That viral load level is a little higher than the average. Other tests will need to be performed to determine the extent, if any, damage to the liver as a result of this infection.

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