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hep B viral load DNA
Jun 8, 2014

I have chronic Hepatitis B but I don't understand my test results does the 36 mean 3600 or 36000 etc and the same for the 1.55 Hepatitis B Virus DNA Results: 36H Reference Range <20 IU/ml

Hepatitis B Virus DNA Results: 1.55H Reference Range <1.30 Log IU/ml

to convert International Units/ml = 5.82 copies/ml Don't understand test results

Response from Dr. Holodniy

No 36 means 36. The other number, which is the logarithmic form of expressing the same number confirms that. A numeric value of 36 is the same as log10 1.55. This would indicate a very low copy number of HBV. You should consult with a hepatologist to determine whether treatment is indicated at this time.



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