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Hepatitis C Test Results

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TEST RESULTS FOR HEPATITIS C

On my results from my HCV RNA PCR Quant test the results show a figure of 5,116,472 and as far as a reference range it is <43. My doctor could not or would not tell me what this means He just referred me to gastroenteroligist
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 the test was obtained. It likely means you are chronically infected with HCV and that viral load is about average for a HCV viral load. Read more »

Hepatitis C testing

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Taking Medications while testing for HIV and Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...research project, which began Sept. 30, will focus on six rapid tests for HIV, syphilis, and/or hepatitis C. One is a combined HIV/hepatitis C test, which could be especially useful in curbing infections among injection drug users, said Dennis... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital's HIV, Hepatitis C Testing Problems "More Widespread Than Previously Indicated," State Report Says

...pervasive problems." The hospital on Friday released a statement, saying it would notify more than 2,100 patients whose HIV or hepatitis C test results could be erroneous, according to the AP/Park Press . The hospital said it has retested many... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

Not enough family doctors are testing for hepatitis C, and many people with the infection are unaware they have it, according to Dr. Kelly Kaita, director of the viral hepatitis investigative unit at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center. Tattoo... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure's Hepatitis C Test Awaits FDA Approval

On Tuesday, OraSure Technologies Inc. announced it had submitted a pre-market approval application to the Food and Drug Administration for a rapid hepatitis C virus test that uses the OraQuick technology platform. The OraQuick HCV test would be the... Read more »
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Rapid Testing results

Posted by mdprdu, 1 Reply
Does anyone know whether or not the rapid testing using a pinprick is reliable or not? Is there a high incidence of false positives with these rapid tests? I know they follow it up with the general two week blood work test if it comes back positive,... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies Read more »

Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
I told you I would let you know what came back and what he said so here it goes. Doc called at 6:00 tonight and all my tests were back, this is what he had to say. My EIA was negative, my Westergreen was normal, my cd4 is 1180 and my HSF was in the... Read more »

Test results

Posted by briannan, 3 Replies
Local health department...was supposed to get them back today, but now they are saying Friday. Should I be worried that its taking longer it means its positive? When I called the first time today, they said they didn't have any of that day's blood... Read more »