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HCV results

May 27, 2012

HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR=34731 HCV RNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL TIME PCR=4.54 How bad is my Hep-C and should I be receiving treatment?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

That is a relatively low HCV viral load result. Those two numbers represent the same number but expressed in different mathematical terms. The decision to start treatment is affected by many things and more laboratory tests would need to be done to determine whether treatment was required now or could be deferred. I suggest you speak to a liver specialist about these results.

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