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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 test

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

lab test Hep C

I have Hepatitis C Genotype 1 (chronic). My latest blood draw showed Alt 823 and Ast 492. My HCV... 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 »
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 »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools Viral Load Test Resistance Test Tropism Test Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools 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 »

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 »

Private lab testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Don't know how it works in the States or elsewhere (I am in Canada). Hubby and I phoned around to see what our options were in terms of testing. Either we go to a publicly funded clinic and get a free test (results in 1 month !), go to the clinic... 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 »