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Hiv Laboratory Interpretation

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Normal Laboratory Values

Important Notes Each commercial laboratory has its own set of"normal" values, called "Normal Range" or"Reference Range" on your lab report. These valuesdepend on the equipment or method used. Compare your results tothe range shown on your lab report. Results that are "outof range" may not represent a problem. Your test resultscan be affected by several factors, including your age or gender,if you are pregnant, the time of day when the sample was...
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pls interpret my laboratory exam

HSbAg- Non ReactiveA-hbS- ReactiveCut Off value- 10.0Patient Count-77.2...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The answer is dependent on your history, since I am missing a piece of information - your HB core antibody.If you have a history of vaccination, this suggests an excellent immune response.If you never had a vaccination for HBV, then you may have... Read more »

Please interpret my laboratory results for Hepatitis B.

Can you please interpret my laboratory results? These were explained to my mom already but I am very curious to know about my health condition. Please explain/ interpret this to me.HBSAg- ReactiveHBeAg- Non- ReactiveAnti-HBe- ReactiveAnti-HAV IgM-...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
What I can tell you from these results is that you have chronic hepatitis B infection. It would be optimal to be followed by a doctor from now on, throughout the course of your life, for care do this infection. Hepatitis B can change in our bodies... Read more »

Lab report interpretation NEEDED

Hello Dr. McGovernI am 25 years old male. Please help me out with my lab report. Under Serology/Infectious Disease heading the following appears:FEBRILE AGGLUTINATIONRapid Plasma Reagin...Non-ReactiveTreponema Hema....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It appears that you have been vaccinated for hepatitis B or had prior infection that cleared. You will need testing of HB core antibody to tell the difference.... Read more »

help in interpreting the test results pleasessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Before August 2004, I had five to six unprotected encounters. Later I found out that out those six, three girls where drug addicts. That drove me wild. Here some of test I have done in past, please help me to Interpret them:1. Ist test set done in...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not pursue further testing.You are negative for multiple STDs and that is great.No further testing is needed.Dr. M... Read more »
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Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
Hey, I pulled this off of
What a great source, I pulled this paragraph out.
The window period: The time delay from infection to positive serology (EIA and WB)
averages 21 days with newer... Read more »

Help interpretting Results

Posted by rkandy, 5 Replies
Test taken after 3 months of exposure. Got the antibody result, and was told NEGATIVE. Greatly appreciate if someone can provide details on specifics of the result. Below is the result:

Tests performed by Lab Corp

HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive ... Read more »

What is this?? Please interpret for me!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im a 29 year male. I had a possible exposure and I tested first, this is what they wrote on the result sheet: NONREACTIVE= 0.45 Cut off value= 1.0
Just last week I tested again and this was the result:
NONREACTIVE= 0.30 Cut off value= 1.0
My... Read more »

Test results How to interpret it??

Posted by pozz_in_SA, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed in March 2006. First results CD 4 was 820 and Viral load Undetectable. One year later CD 4 729 and Viral load 7200.

Is there an average at which the VL increase pe year and how long do you think it will be before I have to go on meds. Read more »