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Autoimmune Hepatitis Lab Tests

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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health
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Hepa Lab test result

My friend underwent lab test and it showed HBc AB - Positive, HAV IgM - Non-reactive, HCV AB - Positive. What does it mean? Thank you!
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate why these tests were performed. Likely more tests may be required but at the very least they indicate exposure to HBV and HCV. Read more »

Clinical evaluation and lab testing

Thx 4 answering my question with regards 2 seeing a doctor after 3months of being on truvada + efivarenz. Which lab test apart from cd4 count and viral load should i do?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Safety labs including renal function assessment would also be recommended. KH Read more »

How to study for your lab test

I will be having my second lab test on May 18th. Found out about my status on Feb 13th (Friday the 13th go figure). Anyway I wanted to find out if there is anything food or execrise leading up to my lab on the 18th that I can do to get the most...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...I would not do anything special prior to getting the lab tests, except for if you are getting a lipid profile done, then you should fast from midnight until you have the test. Medication dosing Read more »

what is the most accurate lab test to know if u have hepa b?

hello doctor Holodniy..what is the most accurate lab test to know if u have hepa b?
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is not a question of accuracy. Several different HBV antibody, antigen and viral load tests are available to help determine past or current infection. Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARTs Safe Without Routine Lab Tests, Lancet Study Finds

...the safety of administering first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with HIV without routine toxicity and efficacy lab tests, "[b]ut tests of immune-system function might still be a good idea to monitor the progression of the disease... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...These include liver function tests, HCV viral load, genotype tests and blood clotting tests. Liver Function Tests The lab tests called "liver function tests" do not measure how the liver functions. Instead, they measure the levels of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Halts Reviews of Pending Ranbaxy Applications, Cites Fraudulent Lab Tests

... FDA on Wednesday halted its review of all pending applications from India's Ranbaxy Laboratories , citing fraudulent laboratory tests dating back to 2006, the Washington Post reports. This is the second sanction against Ranbaxy in six... Read more »
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my lab test results

Posted by bobo, 4 Replies
hey guys, hope you all good.i got my results on thurs and my CD4's were 639 and my VL 239;my doc says that i should not be put on meds anytime soon, though we barely understand each other coz i hardly speak the language.just wondering if anyone was... Read more »

Lab testing procedures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...labs are required to notify doctors ASAP if a test comes back life threatening or infectious. By phone, fax, etc. And that labs test rather quickly. The feeling is the more time goes by the better chances for a neg result. Does anyone know if... Read more »

hiv rapid test 1/2

Posted by sillysausage, 1 Reply
Hi everyone, are these tests highly reliable after six months? I had a negative one today thank god, but the doc still sends all bloods off to lab to test as well. Have i anything to worry about? Read more »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... Read more »