|Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) DNA Quantification (Viral load) - COBAS TaqMan
Sep 2, 2012
Hi Doctor, My father has been afected HBV and Taqman results are below. 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%
Result : HBV-DNA Quantification by COBAS TaqMan-495,467IU/ml
Please let me know whether the above result is chronic or with in noraml range.Let us advice treatment.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
You don't indicate why the test was obtained. In the absence of other information, this result likely indicates chronic infection with a low to moderate virus level. Treatment could be indicated, but additional blood tests and scans may be in order to determine how much damage the liver has sustained as a result of this infection.
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