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Lab Tests For Hepatitis A

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I have hep c cirrjosis, my test came back as hep a ab reactive,hep bs ab nonreactive, hep bs ag nonreactive,hep c ab reactive,hiv ab non reactive negitive, syphlis negative thank you so much can not seem to get answers
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your hepatitis A may be reactive due to prior immunization or exposure. However, HAV does not cause chronic liver disease. You will want to get immunized against hepatitis B since your surface antibody is nonreactive. You will need to discuss with... Read more »

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... Read more »

Liver lab test

Hello, I have been hiv positive since 2000 and since then have been getting 3 month routine lab... 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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ARTs Safe Without Routine Lab Tests, Lancet Study Finds

...the safety of administering first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with HIV without routine toxicity and efficacy lab tests, "[b]ut tests of immune-system function might still be a good idea to monitor the progression of the disease... Read more »
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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
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