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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 from 1982 that have AST but no SGPT or ALT on a 15 chemistry lab test. I did not think we had changed the names of testing back then. Also thought...
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
...the old days are no longer allowed without significant justification. So you will see more and more individual or small panel testing. Read more »

lab test

I have hep c cirrjosis, my test came back as hep a ab reactive,hep bs ab nonreactive, hep bs ag... Read more »

lab results of Hepatitis B

My results on my lab tests currently show i am hepatitis B surface antigen negative, Hepatitis BE... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

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... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...saliva and urine have also been developed. The actual ELISA takes 3.5 to 4 hours, but most test sites send samples to outside labs, where they are tested in batches, so you may have to wait one to two weeks for results. Beyond the Window... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chemistry Panel

...information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab reports show the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland: Three Resign in Wake of Hospital Lab Errors in HIV Testing

...University of Maryland Medical System has announced the resignations of Maryland General Hospital President Timothy D. Miller, laboratory Administrative Director James Stewart and Dr. Philip Whelan, director of the hospital's lab and the... Read more »
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Going Psycho

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...incident. My right armpit lymph node is swallen. I come from an asian country, where they are still using a very old method in the lab. When I asked the lab people they say I need to wait till 6 months to get any conclusion. Is it possible the... Read more »

dj1979

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
did you have a dry cough with your symptoms? and are you having any problems now? if you don't mind me asking because i had every thing you had with a dry cough but i could possibly be coinfected with hep c so they said i have to test out Read more »

Process of Home Access Test Results

Posted by Smalltown, 3 Replies
...ust had a question on calling for Home Access test results. My first concern is if the lab has even received the test. I mailed the test via FedEx on Monday AM. Don't know how far the package got in route before all Read more »

Gman other please help?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...for acne and I think this may of affected those results? I tested for HIV using a rapid test and then my blood was sent to the lab for further testing syphilis hepatitis and HIV again. Does anybody know what test they use in Ireland for screening... Read more »