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Interpretation Of Hepatitis Panel Test Results

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interpreting Hepatitus Panel Results

My recent yearly blood work showed abnormalities in the liver function test with slightly raised ALT.My Doctor recommended another liver function test. The hepaitis panel showed negative results for Hepatitis A and B but the HCV Ab results were...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you have a positive hepatitis C antibody, but have no risk factors whatsoever, you may want to get RIBA testing - recombinant immunoblot assay, which is the most specific test for hepatitis C.If you do have some risk factors, then you certainly... Read more »

Please Help me interpret my Hapatitis Panel Results

HBeAg (ECLIA)Result: 0.126C.O.V 1.000Comments: NON-REACTIVEHBsAG w/ Titer (ECLIA)Result: H... Read more »

Hepatitis Panel Interpretation -continuation

For Hep B Surface Ab, result is 1.62 H. For Hep B Core Ab, Tot and HBSAG Screen, results are both... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

Liver Function Tests Viral Load Tests HCV Genotype Tests IL28B Genetic Test Blood Clotting Tests Several laboratory (blood) tests are used for hepatitis C (HCV). These include liver function tests, HCV viral load, genotype tests and... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

New Data on the Berlin Patient: Interpret With Caution

On Friday at the International Workshop on HIV & Hepatitis Virus Drug Resistance and Curative Strategies in Sitges, Spain, Steve Yukl from UCSF presented new data on the case of Timothy Brown, the "Berlin Patient ." Yukl described multiple... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Maryland Hospital Asks FDA to Examine Testing Equipment After Possible Incorrect HIV, Hepatitis Test Results

Maryland General Hospital officials have said that they will ask FDA to investigate the reliability of the hospital's blood testing equipment after reports that the hospital may have released hundreds of incorrect HIV and hepatitis test results,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Calls on Orasure to Devise Trials to Test Accuracy, Safety of OraQuick Oral HIV Test

The FDA Blood Products Advisory Committee in a public hearing on Friday told Bethlehem, Pa.-based OraSure Technologies that it must devise a clinical study to test the accuracy and safety of its oral OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1/2 Antibody Test... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Check this out, anyone want to interpret?

Posted by DUDE, 2 Replies
Hey, I pulled this off of http://hopkins-aids.edu/frames/index_booktoc.html.
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 »

OraQuick Test Interpretation Help

Posted by MiamiLat, 4 Replies
Hey guys! I am back after another lack in judgement and would like your opinion.
My question is the following: 87 days ago (12.5 wks) I had unprotected insertive anal sex with an unknown status male. I tested NEG at 6.5 wks via OraQuick Rapid... Read more »