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Viral Load - Quantitative vs Qualitative
If you have a negative Qualitative test is there any reason to do the Quantitative test also ? Wondering since I read the qualitative was the more sensitive of the two. Planning to get it anyway since hearing negative 2x won't make a positive.
GT 1b HCV 34yrs
VL abt 2,000,000
ALT 14 AST 20
EOT 4weeks UND
If its not there, it can't be measured.
That, pretty much, is that.
But, I subscribe to the philosophy of "if it makes you feel good, damn well better do it!"
That practice has put me in some really good and some very questionable situations....
G 1a F-1
Started tx 10/23/15 (Meso sof & led) ALT 48 AST 28 v/l 1.6 mil
11/17/15 4 wk lab ALT 17 AST 16 <15
11/18/15 Started Harvoni
12/16/15 8 wk lab ALT: 15 AST: 13 V/l UND
1/14/16 Fin. Tx
7/07/16 UND SVR 24
I do the 4 week as a quantitative so if it is still there we see a nice small number.
As soon as it is <15 there is no point doing more that qualitative.