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Hepatitis Lab Test

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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 results of Hepatitis B

My results on my lab tests currently show i am hepatitis B surface antigen negative, Hepatitis BE... Read more »

Lab Corp Results for Hepatitis C

I recently had blood work done by lab corp to test for hep c and the result reads as follows:... 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

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

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

Merck & 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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Need some help/ info abt Hepatitis B Anti Body

Posted by bstnguy25, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

I sort of need it a help with regards my recent hepatitis B lab test.
I have been poz since 2006, in Dec 2010 i started my antiviral treatment. I am currently taking stocrin and kivexa. Since then, my viral load has been undetectable and... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

30 test from Lab Corp

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I just noticed several comments about versions of tests being used. I have not clue what all that means. I had a 30 negative test. It was done by lab corp. Are the results meaningful? Is this test not as sensative as those used elsewhere? Read more »

LabCorp only use's 2nd Generation Test???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Has anyone heard that LabCorp(one of the biggest Lab's in america) use's second generation test's??? WTF??
How could a compant of that scale use a test thats over 10-15 years old??? Has anyone else used LabCorp?? Do they even Offer 3rd generation... Read more »