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Hepatitis C Virus Rna Pcr

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is hcv rna quant real time pcr high

If my hcv rna quant real time pcr is 4240725 and 6.63 is that considered really elevated and cause for concern?
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
...That is about an average HCV viral load. A viral load level by itself cannot determine the degree of liver damage or need for treatment. You should consult Read more »



HCV RNA,PCR Quant Test results

My HCV RNA, Pcr Quant Was 3,292,391 IU/ML-- HCV viral log 6.518 Can you tell me about these... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donor Screening Assays for Infectious Agents and HIV Diagnostic Assays

...Ultrio Nucleic Acid Test (TMA) Plasma and Serum Qualitative detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA and hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA from volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, screen organ donors when... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Many Infants Acquire Hepatitis C Infection From Infected Mothers in Utero

... Many hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected infants were infected in utero, according to researchers who investigated when mother-to-child HCV-infection occurs Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Does GB Virus C Protect Against HIV Disease Progression?

...progression may be a cause, not a consequence, of the loss of GB virus C. GB virus C is a harmless virus that is closely related to hepatitis C virus (HCV). A number of studies have suggested that coinfection with this virus and HIV leads to... Read more »
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Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous test explosions. Today molecular biology is capable of detecting the smallest quantities of DNA or RNA with the PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and able to produce antibodies against it. The connection between what has been isolated in... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Being infected is normal that after infection the results of a PCR RNA are positive isnt it? Read more »

pcr rna

Posted by chris11474, 3 Replies
...what do you think about the pcr rna test? they say it is good after 9 to 11 days but very after 3 weeks. i know that it can give false positve but if it give a negative Read more »

Any False Negative RNA PCR?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anyone who tried to use the PCR to figure out their status and had false negative prior to tesing +. I concerned about the HIV RNA PCR ultrasensitive <50 quant. Read more »