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Lab Tests Done To Diagnose Hepatitis C

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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 Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular lab tests is a necessary part of good health
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How do I improve my lab results?

Dear Doctor,I was diagnosed in Apr 09, last negative test was Feb 08. My lab test results were as follows:31 Jul 09 - CD4 = 369, 15.8%, VL = 38,90016 Oct 09 - CD4 = 392, 16.0%, VL = 22,900. I also saw that my neutrophil (42.4%)and haemoglobin...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...individuals living with HIV), CD4 cell decline (if CD4 cells are going down greater than 50-100 cells a year), co-infection with Hepatitis C (Hepatitis C infection progresses more at lower CD4 counts) the presence of renal disease (HIV associated... Read more »

Liver lab test

Hello, I have been hiv positive since 2000 and since then have been getting 3 month routine lab testing. I have had unprotected receptive anal sex with three different people since my diagnosis. If I had contacted Hep C after so many years, do you...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You can have hepatitis C and not have any symptoms and can have normal liver function tests. The only way to know your status is to get tested.It is very 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 RNA Real Time PCR is 8,095,158 (6.91)Should I be taking treatment? Could I have liver cancer?
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
Your HCV PCR test, which measures HCV viral load ,indicates your viral load is slightly above average. Your liver enzyme tests are markedly elevated. You need to see a liver specialist to determine if more tests are needed and/or if treatment is... Read more »

please answer and how do i donate

if liver results are normal on standard lab test is fear of hepatitis c or b gone. and can testing at 6 months rule out hiv even if you have hepatitis c or b
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...six-month HIV-antibody test is considered definitive, even if you have hepatitis B or C. The one possible exception would be acute hepatitis C infection. (See below.) Donation information for the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found... Read more »
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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 »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

... Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another 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 »
The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...have any symptoms. Glucose Tests Since there are not always obvious symptoms of diabetes, it's important to have regular lab tests to check if your glucose levels are high. The most common glucose tests are: Fasting glucose test:... 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 »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »

hepatitis c oculta

Posted by lll, 4 Replies
...he leido que se descubrio que existe un tipo de hepatitis c oculta que no se detecta ni con la prueba de anticuerpos ni con PCR. Yo tengo todo los sintomas de hepatitis y aunq tengo pruebas Read more »