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Hepatitis A Lab Tests

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When did Hepatitis lab test names change?

When did the SGOT test change to AST, the SGPT change to ALT? I am trying to correlate old tests from 1982 that have AST but no SGPT or ALT on a 15 chemistry lab test. I did not think we had changed the names of testing back then. Also thought...
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
The AST/ALT naming convention has been in wide use for many years. Old GOT values can pretty much be translated to AST, although technology may have changed somewhat in the assay. In the current economic environment, most of large chemistry... Read more »

lab test

I have hep c cirrjosis, my test came back as hep a ab reactive,hep bs ab nonreactive, hep bs ag... Read more »

about to wed but she has hepatitis b (URGENT)

we are about to get married but just discovered that she has hepatitis b after a recent lab test.... 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 »
The Well Project

Understanding Hepatitis

...inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Hepatitis is caused by a number of different things, including: Viruses, such as hepatitis A, B, and C, which cause specific types of hepatitis Heavy alcohol use Damage from drugs,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...level as the most direct sign of how well the kidneys are removing waste products from the body. Liver Function Tests The lab tests called "liver function tests" actually measure the levels of enzymes found in the liver, heart, and muscles.... Read more »
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 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 »

Gman other please help?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...affected those results? I tested for HIV using a rapid test and then my blood was sent to the lab for further testing syphilis hepatitis and HIV again. Does anybody know what test they use in Ireland for screening for HIV? My doctor said I dont... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has a history of unprotected anal sex with multiple male partners while using crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth, speed). Lab tests showed that the dominant viral strain in his body was an aggressive form broadly resistant to the first three... 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 »