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How Is Hepatitis C Genotype Testing Done

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Genotype for Hepatitis C

I have a friend who has a 350 viral load for hepatitis C. Her doctor told her that was too low to test for a genotype. How high does a viral load have to be in order to test for the genotype? Thank you.
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
...From a commercial lab standpoint that is probably true. Most labs won't do a genotype test unless the virus is over 1,000 or more. Read more »

Resistant Hepatitis C

Hello Dr. McGovern,In September 2008 I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C genotype 1 B. Blood test... Read more »

viral tests for hepatitis c

I just had blood work done and I have hepatitis c. My test hcv rna, qn bdna range 484800 h iu/ml... Read more »
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Controversial Aspects of Hepatitis C Transmission, Monitoring, Care and Treatment

...currentlycontroversial and which may change as new informationbecomes available. Sexual transmission The risk for sexuallytransmitted hepatitis C is very low in monogamous, HIV-negativeheterosexual couples (in which one partnerhas HCV), but... Read more »
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Natural History of Hepatitis C

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Celera Hepatitis C Test Gets European OK

... A new test that maps the genetic structure of the hepatitis C virus has received European approval, biopharmaceutical and genetic technology company Celera Genomics Group said on Tuesday. Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Glossary Acute infection: with hepatitis C, this refers to the first six months after infection. Albumin: a protein made by the liver that carries drugs, hormones, and Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »

Tested today for HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...you guys think that's enough, or would you go back at exactly 26? I also paid that "ripoff 800 number" $89 to get a test for Hepatitis C. I want to cover all my bases. They should both let me know within 2-3 days. Please pray for me and keep... Read more »