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Autoimmune Hepatitis Lab Tests

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Chronic HBV can lead to autoimmune hepatitis?

Hello Dr McGovern,I have been a life-long carrier of Hepatitis B for 40 years. My doctor believes I am an inactive carrier because my liver function tests, ALT, AST have been consistently normal. (By normal, I mean ALT < 33 IU, not like the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I looked up the journal article you found, but you will note that this is only a studies of laboratory phenomena...There are no liver biopsy results reported. Autoimmune disease is a diagnosis based on liver histology in most cases. Some patients... Read more »

Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need... Read more »

window period for autoimmune hepatitis

hello doc sorry to keep asking you the same question its just no one has been able to answer this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada Approves Abbott Diagnostic Instrument, HIV-1 and Hepatitis C Tests

On Monday, Abbott Laboratories Inc. and Celera Group announced that Health Canada had approved the Abbott m2000, an automated molecular diagnostic instrument, and the Abbott RealTime HIV-1 and hepatitis C viral load tests. The tests were developed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves Device to Test Blood Donors for Hepatitis C

On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories said the Food and Drug Administration had approved its automated Prism HCV device to test for hepatitis C virus in the blood of potential donors. Already approved to test for hepatitis B, the device replaces a number... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Drug Combo Shows Promise for Hepatitis C in the Lab

At a recent conference of hepatology researchers, St. Louis University's Dr. Bruce R. Bacon reported results from the "HCV Respond-2" study, on which he was principal investigator. Bacon and other experts are hopeful that boceprevir, the drug... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Drugs MK-5172, ABT-450 Show Promise for All-Oral Regimens

Merck &amp; Co., Gilead Sciences Inc, Abbott Laboratories, and other companies are working to come up with all-oral hepatitis C treatments. So far, standard treatments for hepatitis C include interferon, but interferon can be difficult for patients... Read more »
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How do Autoimmune illnesses effect the elisa

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just wondering if any one can give me feed back on how an autoimmune disease could effect the results of an elisa test? Would appreciate some insight. Thanks

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

question on autoimmune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have seen several comments on Autoimmune diseases and immunosupressants? Worried2002 in particular, where did you pull up info on them delayng testing? I have arthrits and have been on immunosuppressant drugs and was told by 3 people whom I... Read more »

Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... Read more »